MONTGOMERY- Two groups that represent poor Alabama citizens have released a handbook on Alabama's system of taxation.
The Alabama Tax and Budget Handbook was prepared by Arise Citizens' Policy Project and VOICES for Alabama's Children. The handbook concludes that all parts of Alabama's system of taxation are broken, particularly income tax, which has not been revised in the past 15 years.
Kimble Forrister, executive director of Arise, says the purpose of the handbook is to inform low- and middle-income citizens about how Alabama's system of taxation works. The two groups advocate raising the income threshold, where Alabama residents begin paying income tax. Currently, a family of four making as low as 46-hundred dollars a year must pay income taxes in Alabama.