MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate gives final approval to a bill that will allow Jefferson County officials to levy a .45 percent occupational tax.
The measure will take effect as soon as Gov. Bob Riley signs it into law.
The bill would immediately allow the Jefferson County Commission, until Jan. 1,2010, to collect the county's current occupational tax of 0.5 percent of the salaries of many people who work in the county.
Doctors, lawyers and others who pay license fees to the county or state will be exempt from paying the tax until next year.