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Alabama's sales taxes among nation's highest, including top 5 average local rate

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 11 2013 9:48 PM

Alabama residents face some of the highest sales taxes in the nation, a new report shows.

Alabama ranks eighth in the nation for highest average sales tax, according to a population-weighted average of each state's local sales tax rates conducted by the Tax Foundation. When state, county, and local sales taxes are put together, the average combined rate in Alabama is 8.45 percent, the study says.



NOTICE: the average combined rate in Alabama is 8.45 percent. The City of Dothan is a 9 percent. At 8.45 percent, Alabama ranked 8th in the nation. Dothan is ranked higher than the 8.45 percent.


Remember, Dothan being "above" the 8.45 percent which makes Alabama the 8th highest in the nation, Commissioners like Albert Kirkland and Critt Snellgove added to that sales tax by strapping you with a $ 14.50 "per month" garbage fee. This summer is your chance to say "so long" to Kirkland and Snellgrove. The two new comers to the commission who joined others in taking more from your pockets.


Albert Kirkland and Critt Snellgrove, new commissioners, after Alabama being ranked number 8 in the nation for high sales tax, and Dothan being higher than the national average in sales tax, Kirkland and Snellgrove did not fight for the people, but in March have ordered the residents of Dothan to pay an additional amount of $ 14.50 per month in garbage fees.





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