Davis Targets Grocery Sales Tax

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Democratic candidate for governor, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, is running television ads that vow to end the state sales tax on groceries in Alabama.

The ads started running on Alabama television stations Wednesday and called the sales tax on groceries immoral. Alabama is one of only two states that fully taxes grocery purchases.

Bills to end the state's 4 cent sales tax on groceries have been mostly opposed by Republican lawmakers and have died during the past three sessions of the Alabama Legislature.

While the state charges a 4 percent sales tax, most cities and counties also charge a sales tax, making the overall tax as much as 10 percent in some areas.

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  • by FP Location: Meridian on May 6, 2010 at 07:53 PM
    Keep sales tax on groceries. It is the only tax that all folks pay.
  • by a.g. Location: Sumter Co on May 6, 2010 at 11:20 AM
    As regressive(high necessity taxes and low land taxes) this seems like a good move. The lower income who do not own property must pay a larger percent of their income for food & clothing. Not so good for them, but OK for landowners.
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