(a) The trust shall be exempt from all taxes of the State of Alabama and its political subdivisions. Provided that the trust's "unrelated business taxable income" as determined in accordance with 26 U.S.C. §512, as in effect from time to time, shall be subject to the tax levied by Section 40-18-31, as amended. All receipts, from whatever source, are appropriated to the trust until expended and shall not lapse. The trust is authorized to solicit gifts and donations, and all gifts, grants, devises, and bequests shall be deductible from state income taxes in accordance with Section 40-18-15.
(b) All of the acts provided for in the body of the compact or trust agreement are hereby specifically authorized and provided for, it being the intent of this article to incorporate the entirety of the provisions of the compact into the Code of Alabama. This compact and this article shall be liberally construed to effectuate the purposes of the article, and shall be severable.