Occupational tax compromise revised - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Occupational tax compromise revised

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - There's a new version of an occupational tax bill for Jefferson County.

FOX6 News obtained a copy of the proposed tax bill, which includes three changes from the version voted on by state lawmakers from Jefferson County on Tuesday:

1) Tax rate lowered from 0.5 percent to 0.45 percent.
2) Everyone taxed on their net income, including professionals
3) Tax, if signed into law, would be retroactive back to the date when a judge struck down the previous occupational tax so the county could use the tax money collected since that date that is now sitting in an escrow account.

Download and read the occupational tax bill here.

Rep. John Rogers told FOX6 News he was told the new tax bill is constitutional.  He said he was also told Gov. Bob Riley will call a special session to begin on Monday at 10 a.m.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Mickey: Another Heat Advisory with strong storms possible

    Mickey: Another Heat Advisory with strong storms possible

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:37 AM EDT2018-07-16 10:37:24 GMT
    (Source: WBRC weather)(Source: WBRC weather)
    (Source: WBRC weather)(Source: WBRC weather)

    We begin our Monday morning, July 16th with mostly cloudy skies and temps in the low to mid-70s. FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE STRONG STORMS MONDAY/MONDAY NIGHT: We should have another period of very hot and humid weather, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine today. 

    More >>

    We begin our Monday morning, July 16th with mostly cloudy skies and temps in the low to mid-70s. FIRST ALERT FOR POSSIBLE STRONG STORMS MONDAY/MONDAY NIGHT: We should have another period of very hot and humid weather, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine today. 

    More >>
  • Breaking

    2 people shot in West Birmingham

    2 people shot in West Birmingham

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:04 AM EDT2018-07-16 09:04:17 GMT
    (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)
    (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)

    Police are investigating an overnight double shooting that injured two people in Birmingham's West End neighborhood.  

    More >>

    Police are investigating an overnight double shooting that injured two people in Birmingham's West End neighborhood.  

    More >>
  • Firefighters ask for donated baby items after young mother passes away

    Firefighters ask for donated baby items after young mother passes away

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-07-16 03:56:37 GMT
    Firefighters are asking for donations to help the Daugherty family. (Source: Facebook)Firefighters are asking for donations to help the Daugherty family. (Source: Facebook)

    Alabama firefighters are banding together to help one of their own.  Last week, the wife of an assistant fire chief passed away. The couple welcomed their first child just three months ago. 

    More >>

    Alabama firefighters are banding together to help one of their own.  Last week, the wife of an assistant fire chief passed away. The couple welcomed their first child just three months ago. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly