Decatur City Council passes proposal to allocate online sales tax revenue to Decatur City Schools


DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur City Council voted Tuesday night on a proposal to allocate a portion of online sales tax revenue to Decatur City Schools.

Since the proposal was passed, 25 percent of the online sales tax revenue will go to Decatur City Schools for the 2021 fiscal year.

According to The Decatur Daily, at last week’s work session, the council agreed on the 2021 budget to give the school system a quarter of the online sales tax it receives from the state.

The city’s chief financial officer expects the city will get about $2 million in total revenue, with $500,000 going toward city schools.

Council members also discussed allocating portions of that to non-profits that benefit children.

The school system will start to get funds in November.

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