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2017 Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Preparedness

2017 Sales Tax Holiday for Severe Weather Preparedness

Set for Feb. 24 through Feb. 26 MONTGOMERY, Feb. 7, 2017—Alabama’s sixth annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 26. Alabamians are encouraged to stock up on a variety of supplies for protecting their homes or businesses during Alabama’s tornado and hurricane seasons. A provision in the Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday law allows counties...

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Troy University’s 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference & Matchmaker

Troy University’s 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference & Matchmaker

Let us connect you with small businesses that will help you meet your contracting goals. Wednesday, May 17th 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Matchmaker appointments begin at 9:00 AM) Troy University Trojan Center Troy, Alabama The 2017 Small Business Opportunities Conference and Matchmaker is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, on the campus of Troy University in Troy, Alabama. We would like to invite you and/or...

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Business Owners – Be ADOR’s B.E.S.T.

Business Owners – Be ADOR’s B.E.S.T.

Attend Montgomery-area State Tax Seminar on Jan. 26 MONTGOMERY, Jan. 12, 2017 – State tax obligations can sometimes confuse business owners. Licenses, sales tax, property tax, etc. – business owners are responsible for many details. To make that task easier, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) invites business owners to come learn the “B.E.S.T.” ways to handle state taxes at ADOR’s free Business Essentials for...

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NFIB Praises Federal Court Decision Blocking DOL from Enforcing Overtime Rule

NFIB Praises Federal Court Decision Blocking DOL from Enforcing Overtime Rule

Small business group says temporary injunction gives local employers breathing room until the case is adjudicated For Immediate Release Jack Mozloom, 202-406-4450 or 609-462-5610 (cell) Washington, D.C. (November 22, 2016) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today applauded a federal district court’s decision to grant an injunction against the controversial Department of Labor overtime rule, which would have disrupted many small employers who...

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SBA Working Capital Loans Offered for October Drought to Alabama Small Businesses Following Disaster Declaration

SBA Working Capital Loans Offered for October Drought to Alabama Small Businesses Following Disaster Declaration

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Alabama as a result of the drought that began on Oct. 25, 2016. This disaster declaration includes the following counties: Autauga, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Chilton, Coosa, Cullman, Dale, Elmore, Fayette,...

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Business Owners – Be ADOR’s B.E.S.T.

Business Owners – Be ADOR’s B.E.S.T.

Business Owners – Be ADOR’s B.E.S.T. Attend Auburn-Opelika State Tax Seminar on Oct. 12 AUBURN, Sept. 28, 2016 – State tax obligations can sometimes confuse business owners. Licenses, sales tax, property tax, etc. – business owners are responsible for many details. To make that task easier, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) invites business owners to come learn the “B.E.S.T.” ways to handle state taxes...

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Helping Businesses in Alabama- Alabama Secretary of State

Helping Businesses in Alabama- Alabama Secretary of State

Alabama Secretary of State Press Release Helping Businesses in Alabama MONTGOMERY – Under the direction of Secretary John Merrill the Secretary of State’s Office has worked to more expeditiously process the large volume of business filings coming in from throughout Alabama. This new process will better serve Alabama’s businesses and strengthen business development in the state. “During my time working to earn the People of...

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ADOR Offers Free Seminars to Help Businesses Be the “B.E.S.T.” Taxpayers

ADOR Offers Free Seminars to Help Businesses Be the “B.E.S.T.” Taxpayers

MONTGOMERY, April 15, 2016 – State tax obligations can sometimes confuse business owners. Licenses, sales tax, property tax, etc. – business owners are responsible for many details. To make that task easier, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) is offering all business owners the new Business Essentials for State Taxpayers (B.E.S.T) educational program. The cornerstone of the program is ADOR’s B.E.S.T. Seminars, formerly called Business...

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ADOL Releases More than $85 Million in Tax Credits to Employers

ADOL Releases More than $85 Million in Tax Credits to Employers

MONTGOMERY – Alabama Department of Labor Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington announced today that nearly 33,000 Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) certifications, representing a potential $85,932,400 in tax credits, have been released in January by the Department to participating employers due to Congressional re-authorization of the WOTC program. The WOTC program is a federally-funded program that provides incentives to businesses to hire individuals who have historically faced...

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