Bradley attorney Bruce Ely was interviewed by WVTM-13 about how sales tax from online retailers such as Amazon could impact Alabama’s budget. Starting November 1, 2016, Amazon and dozens of online retailers will start paying sales tax – added revenue that could provide a solution for Alabama’s budget shortfalls.
“I think it's going to have a significant impact, both on the education trust fund and more importantly the general fund,” Ely said.
Ely estimates that Alabama could bring in about $160 million from online sales tax in the next year, with half of the revenue going to the state and the rest split among counties and cities.
The full interview originally aired on WVTM-13 on August 16, 2016.