Lawmakers to vote on ending Alabama's grocery tax

  • by:
  • Source:
  • 07/19/2023
Some Alabama lawmakers are again trying to eliminate the state sales tax on groceries. In Alabama, shoppers pay a minimum of four percent grocery tax put into effect by the state in 1939. The tax affects items shoppers buy at grocery stores across the state.

Alabama is one of just three states to tax groceries at the state’s normal sales tax rate. The other two are Mississippi and South Dakota. The state’s 4% sales tax on groceries generates nearly $500 million every year which goes to the education trust fund budget.

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels said he believes the money lost for the fund from the tax could be made up in other areas.

Grocery Store by Marques Thomas is licensed under Unsplash

Help FAIRtax Become The Number One Issue in 2024

Enacting the FAIRtax must be a prominent topic in these times. We did it before, we can do it again, but we need your help!

Help out with a One-Time Contribution

Your gift of $25, $50, $100 – even $1,000 or more if you can possibly spare it – will help bring an end to the IRS and promote a FAIRtax. So, I urge you, please give as generously as you can.

Billing information (REQUIRED)

Payment information (REQUIRED)

To donate by check:
Americans for Fair Taxation
PO Box 4929
Clearwater, FL 33758

If you need to make changes to your existing Monthly Re-Occurring Donation with new card or billing address information, then Please call Adam Yomtov our New York State Co-Director. He is assisting with the administration of our donations, technology services, and website.

Please note: Inputting your new information at our website won't update your donation. The only way to update is by calling Adam Yomtov 917-689-3931 mobile.

Americans for Fair Taxation® is a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization solely dedicated to replacing the current income tax system with a fair, simple and transparent national consumption tax – the FAIRtax® Plan. We rely entirely on contributions from concerned citizens like you who want a tax system that will generate jobs and stimulate the economy. Welcome to the FAIRtax team!