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Some transactions excluded from state’s immigration law

Staff Report

The State Revenue Department has changed its position on parts of Alabama’s new immigration law and now says several common transactions at county courthouses are no longer considered “business transactions” where people have to prove their legal residency.

Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee sent a letter Tuesday to county officials saying that “the Alabama Department of Revenue has re-evaluated its posi­tion.”

She said proof of residency is no longer required for registering and issuing decals on mobile homes, applying for homestead exemptions on property, ap­plying for current use valuation on property, or issu­ing titles on motor vehicles or mobile homes.

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