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Montgomery Delegation Votes Yes to Ad Valorem Tax

CORRECTION: This story was edited on 5/9/2020 to reflect the property tax increase would be 12 mils, as opposed to the previous reported 18.5 mils. On Tuesday a House Committee made of the Montgomery delegation approved a bill that would increase property taxes for education in Montgomery County. The Ad Valorem Tax Bill narrowly passed along party lines with a…

Montgomery Legislators React to Proposed Ad Valorem Tax

MPS officials say the school system is underfunded, and an increase in property taxes would solve the problems. At Tuesday night’s Montgomery School Board meeting, the board approved the hiring of lobbyist to push an ad valorem tax to legislatures. “We really need to at least bring this vote to the people and let them decide,” says Dr. Ann Roy…

Lowndes Co. Voters Renew Special Tax for Schools

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Voters in Lowndes County overwhelmingly vote in favor of continuing a special property tax that benefits public schools. The renewal garnered more than ninety percent support. The tax accounts for nearly a million dollars in revenue for local schools. A property worth 95-thousand dollars would cost about 65 dollars more in taxes each year. Residents…

Tax Refunds Could Be Delayed for Half a Million Alabamians

More than a half million Alabamians could have their tax refunds delayed next year. Many within the state could find themselves waiting until almost spring instead of the typical January timeframe because of an IRS procedure change. The IRS will hold tax refunds for filers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit until at least…

Alabama Department of Revenue Urges Taxpayer to be Aware of Phone Scams

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating Alabama Department of Revenue or Department of Justice investigators is just the most recent threat to taxpayers on an ever-growing list of phone scams. As is the case with this recent surge of phone scams reported to ADOR, scammers often alter caller ID numbers to make it appear that ADOR is calling….

Lawmakers Consider Proposal to Raise State Gas Tax

Alabama lawmakers are considering a proposal to raise the state gasoline tax to fund road and bridge construction. Republican Rep. Mac McCutcheon introduced the bill Tuesday. The proposal would raise the tax by six cents per gallon. The tax would be adjusted every four years to equal the average tax in Alabama’s four border states. The tax would end in…