Jefferson County denied occupational tax collection during appeal

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County's hopes to save its $75 million dollars are now up to the Alabama Supreme Court.

This comes after Montgomery Circuit Judge Charles Price refused to stay his order stopping the county from collecting occupational tax. Price ruled the tax unconstitutional earlier this year, but the county was hoping to continue to collect the tax until the Alabama Supreme Court could make a ruling.

The Alabama Supreme Court has agreed to expedite the case. Oral arguments could be held as soon as mid-January

Without the tax, the county could face another financial crisis.

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