Monday, September 29, 2014 | 6:09 AM
October 1st is the first day business owners around the State of Alabama will be able to purchase a business license for 2014. Because of a new law, business owners now have to provide the Federal Employee Identification Number or the Social Security Number in order to obtain a business license. This law was passed by the Alabama legislature earlier this year in order to streamline the business license process and as the first step toward business license reform in the state. The last day to purchase the 2015 license without penalty is October 31, 2014.