For some parents it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, but the beginning of a new school year! And with just two weeks until the school bell rings, Alabama is once again giving parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax on back-to-school items.
While tax cuts for corporations have been criticized in the commercial media and on many social platforms, not everything is bad! Two of Birmingham’s largest employers have announced some form of increased compensation for their employees.
Is it better than nothing, Birmingham? Thanks to a temporary bill passed by Congress last week, Alabama decided not to freeze CHIP enrollments on January 1, 2018. The move also means coverage won’t stop for enrollees after February 1.
If Alabama senators Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) and Del Marsh (R-Anniston) have their way, renovating Alabama’s historic buildings is going to get a lot cheaper. The Historical Rehabilitation Tax Credit expired in 2016, and these two state senators are re-introducing the credit this legislative session.