Alabama
5:58 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Gov. Bentley Kills Bill On Tax Appeals

Montgomery, AL – Gov. Robert Bentley has vetoed a bill passed by the Legislature with only one negative vote. It would have set up a new streamlined system for hearing appeals of state and local tax disputes.

Legislators and lawyers who worked on the legislation to create the Alabama Tax Appeals Commission said a compromise was worked out on the final day of the legislative session, but in the rush of the last day, not all of the agreed-upon language got included in the bill that was presented to the Legislature for the nearly unanimous vote

The governor decided not to sign the bill because of the error. Business groups pushing the legislation say they will try again in the next legislative session.

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