MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Governor Bob Riley has signed the Jefferson County occupational tax and accountability bills into law. The occupational tax bill passed 12-9 in the senate today with ten abstaining and the accountability bill passed 30-0 with one abstaining.
The new occupational tax is set at .45% and includes professionals. It will begin January 1st of 2010. The old Jefferson County occupational tax at .45% that excludes professionals will continue until the end of 2009.