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Jackson Co. votes to reduce auto tax

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The plan will reduce city and county taxes on auto sales for two years. The plan will reduce city and county taxes on auto sales for two years.
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SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

The Scottsboro City Council and Jackson County Commission both voted on Monday to reduce a portion of their automobile tax.

Residents once paying 4.5 percent will soon be paying 3.1 percent.

Scottsboro Mayor Melton Potter said that will help put the city and county on a level playing field with cities and counties around them. Potter said the change will last for a two-year trial period, and he believes it will be successful in keeping people shopping at home for their next new or used car or boat.

"Most of all, it's going to help the citizens in that they will get a little better deal on cars because you're not having to pay as much tax," Potter said. "Lowering taxes is unheard of these days and times. I really applaud the council for seeing the need and the county commission for doing the same thing."

The tax reduction goes into effect Feb. 12.

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