Starting November 1st, of this year, Amazon.com will began collecting Alabama sales tax on all purchases that are shipped to an Alabama address. Politicians have been after this for a long time but in this case, as reported by AL.com
Amazon is going to collect taxes to the tune of 8% of the purchase price. I don't know about most people on here but my shipping address, for my home, is in the county and the tax here is usually 5 1/2% so folks like myself will began to be overcharged an extra 2 1/2% in tax. Now that doesn't seem like too much and given that we've been able to avoid taxes for a long time now maybe it's about time but there should be a provision for county taxes verses those within city limits which is higher. Maybe that's been one reason Amazon.com has been able to overtake most brick and mortar stores and make Bezos or however you spell Amazon's founders name, the 3rd richest person in the World. Pretty good compensation for an idea.