Alabama Wants Taxes Collected for Online Purchases

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Alabama Department of Revenue spokeswoman Carla Snellgrove said the state has started a pilot program that sends letters to a random sample of taxpayers who did not report any use taxes on their annual filings.

Alabama residents are required to pay a 4 percent tax when a retailer doesn't collect the state sales tax.

That tax could apply to computers, books, electronics and clothing purchased online or from an out-of-state store.

In a typical year, less than 1 percent of the 1.8 million people filing an Alabama tax return report owing any use tax.

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  • by TEA Party Location: Meridian on Sep 7, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    Why don't I just give my entire check to the government? Everyone wants to tax us....
  • by bubba Location: at the tax office on Sep 6, 2010 at 06:32 PM
    WHAT THE _____??????
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