AL grocery sales tax may continue to drop to 2% on Sep. 1 of next year
Alabama families are paying slightly less at the grocery store after a 1% reduction in the state sales tax on food took effect this month.
State lawmakers in June approved legislation to gradually remove half of the 4% state sales tax on food, capping decades of fruitless attempts at such a tax cut. The tax dropped from 4% to 3% on Sept. 1.
“This change is especially meaningful for families who are struggling to make ends meet and working hard to keep food on the table,” Chris Sanders, a spokesperson for Alabama Arise, an advocacy group for low-income families, said in a statement. He said the organization remains committed to working for the entire removal.