tax bills http://apr.org en Alabama House Passes Republican Tax Bills http://apr.org/post/alabama-house-passes-republican-tax-bills <p></p><p>The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a slate of tax bills that are part of Republicans' election-year agenda.</p><p>One proposal approved Thursday would create an independent body to oversee taxpayer disputes. Current law allows the Department of Revenue to appoint administrative judges to settle disagreements. Lawmakers say that system gives the agency too much power.</p><p>Another bill would let the Revenue Department suspend tax collections if the collection cost exceeds the revenue generated.</p><p>Two other bills are aimed at small businesses.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:53:12 +0000 The Associated Press 45120 at http://apr.org Alabama House Passes Republican Tax Bills