Jeffco businesses having trouble with new fee

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Some Jefferson County businesses have problems with a new business license fee.
On Wednesday, Jefferson County Commissioners received an update on the new fee. It went into effect January 1st and was lowered from .005% to .0045%.

The biggest problem is those large companies which were exempt from paying the fee now have to pay it.

"Some of our biggest questions are coming from exempt companies that did not pay before. Also, some larger corporations who have business in the county and outside of the county how they prorate their income," says Jeffco Finance Director Travis Hulsey.

Travis Hulsey also tells FOX6 News he believes the county may earn less than the estimated six million dollars this year off of the new fee due to the economy.

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