How would you and your family benefit from a repeal of the state sales tax on groceries? Alabama ARISE supplies a simple answer that works for everyone — it's like 2 weeks free groceries every year.
Here’s how it works: Removing the 4 percent state sales tax on groceries will lower everybody’s grocery bill by 4 percent, week after week, all year long. The savings add up to 4 percent of annual grocery costs, and 4 percent of a year is two weeks. That’s the amount of extra cash Alabamians will have in hand to make ends meet.
We estimate that the average Alabama family will save $100 per person every year, but no family is “average.” For some, that’s a high estimate, for others low. No matter what your family spends on groceries, two weeks’ worth every year will make a difference!
HB 1, the bill to “untax groceries,” is expected to move forward this week. Watch for a report on Wednesday’s committee action in the news.
Better yet, call or email your representative and ask them to support untaxing groceries in Alabama, THIS YEAR.