State Tax on Groceries Could Go Away

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Governor Robert Bentley is looking to get rid of the state tax on groceries. The Governor, today, authorized the creation of a task force to explore the repeal of the grocery tax. According to the state revenue commissioner, the grocery tax brings in about 350 million dollars for the education budget. Governor Bentley says he hopes to repeal the tax without a replacement. That leaves some wondering how those education funds will be replaced. State representative John Knight says the state would not miss the 350 million because people would still pay sales taxes on other item, which also goes into the education budget. There are currently 32 other states that do not tax groceries. 


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