Week of Dec. 9, 2013

  • Published: December 9, 2013
  • 2014 ACCA Legislative Program, Priorities finalized
    Many thanks to everyone who attended the ACCA Legislative Conference last week, which was a big success. In addition to all the networking and professional development, the big accomplishment of the event was adoption of the ACCA’s 2014 Legislative Program and Legislative Priorities. As always, we will all be very busy during the next legislative session.

    Got your local bills ready?
    The 2014 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature is slated to move on fast forward, so it is imperative that counties get any needed local legislation ready right away. The session will begin Jan. 14, which is just a little more than a month away. Legislative leaders are planning to wrap up no later than April 7.

    Workers’ compensation fund members meet audit deadline
    Appreciation is expressed to the contact person for each Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund member for returning the audit form, payroll and employee data, and other necessary back-up documentation by last week’s deadline. The auditor will now be able to meet our reporting deadline, which will ensure that each member is making the appropriate contribution to the fund. Thanks again for your efforts!

    2012-2013 Safety Incentive Discount Program deadline nearing
    The Safety Incentive Verification Form and documentation, which is necessary to receive the 2012-2013 Safety Incentive Discount, must be sent to the ACCA office by Dec. 31.  The 2012-2013 Safety Incentive Discount Program booklet and forms are available at www.alabamacounties.org, under “Insurance,” “Resources” and “Safety.”  If you need help with this program, please contact ACCA Director of Insurance Services Henry van Arcken at 334-263-7594 or hvanarcken@alabamacounties.org.

    New local nexus rule for local sales and use taxes
    The Alabama Department of Revenue has finalized a new rule regarding local nexus for the purposes of collecting county and municipal sales and use taxes, and the new rule will apply to transactions beginning Jan. 1. This should benefit counties, and ACCA appreciates the department addressing this longstanding issue. Here are links to the rule and an explanatory notice.