Alabama Sales Tax Rules And Regulations - Taxify

Alabama State Sales Tax

Quick Guide

Contact Information

Website: www.alabama.gov
Phone: (334) 242-1170

Sales Tax Rate

Base Rate: 4.000%
With Local Rate: 5.500%-10.000%

Alabama Sales Tax Facts

Is Alabama a destination or origin based state? Destination
Is Alabama a SST Certified State? No
Are zero file returns required in Alabama? Sometimes, depending on the locality.
Is shipping taxable in Alabama? No, as long as you use a common carrier and the S/H charges are billed separately.

Alabama Nexus Information

Triggers for Nexus

Delivery vehicles
Employee
Independent contractors or representatives
Office
Property
Warehousing

Does Amazon Have Warehousing in Alabama?

No

Alabama Filing Dates

Monthly

January collections – February 20
February collections – March 20
March collections – April 20
April collections – May 20
May collections – June 20
June collections – July 20
July collections – August 20
August collections – September 20
September collections – October 20
October collections – November 20
November collections – December 20
December collections – January 20

Quarterly

Q1 – April 20
Q2 – July 20
Q3 – October 20
Q4 – January 20

Annual

January 20

Other Alabama Sales Tax Information

Filing Requirements: Sales Tax returns are required to be filed electronically.

What Will You Need: In order to sign up for MAT, you will need the following information readily available. For Business Accounts:

  • Account Number: Your ADOR 10-digit account number (may include some letters); this number is located on all correspondence sent from the Alabama Department of Revenue
  • Sign – On ID: This ID was assigned when the account was originally registered with ADOR
  • Access Code: This code was assigned when the account was originally registered with ADOR
  • Valid E-mail Address: This is required in order to receive confirmation e-mails and authorization code messages

Register For a Sales Tax License: How to Register: You can register online with the state if you need a sales tax account. If you prefer to apply through the mail, you may complete the Combined Registration/Application Form, (Form COM:101). Please note that Alabama also has registration requirements through Revenue Discovery Systems for municipalities that are not state-administered. If you need more information on which municipalities are handled by RDS, you can find more information online.

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