Alabama legislative committees vote to remove grocery tax

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2008

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Two committees at the Alabama Legislature have voted to make changes in Alabama’s tax laws to take the state sales tax off groceries.

The House Government Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committees approved identical constitutional amendments Wednesday that would remove the state’s 4% sales tax on groceries.

To make up for the lost revenue, the proposed constitutional amendments would remove the current state income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid. The legislation would also raise the threshold at which Alabama families start paying taxes.

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