Alabama Sales Tax Rules And Regulations - Taxify

Alabama State Sales Tax

Quick Guide

Contact Information

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
Independent contractors or representatives

Does Amazon Have Warehousing in Alabama?


Alabama Filing Dates


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


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


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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