Changes to Reporting Involuntary Transfers due to Court Order January 10, 2017

Legislative Act 2016-358 amended Section 32-8-46, Code of Alabama 1975, changing the requirement for reporting involuntary transfers due to court order. Read the notice

ADOR to Notify Contractors of Noncompliance October 11, 2016

Legislative Act 2013-205 (Section 40-9-14), requires the Department of Revenue to issue Form STC-1, Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption for Government Entity Projects, to all contractors and subcontractors working on qualifying governmental entity projects. Read the notice

Pharmaceutical Providers Tax Rate Decreased July 12, 2016

Effective June 17, 2016, the Pharmaceutical Providers Tax which is currently imposed at the rate of 25 cents for each prescription filled or refilled for a citizen of Alabama has been decreased to the rate of 10 cents per each prescription filled or refilled for a citizen of Alabama. Read the notice

Tax Amnesty Program Launched April 19, 2016

The Alabama Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act of 2016 was created by Act 2015-555. The amnesty program will run from June 30 through August 30. The amnesty program will be available to eligible taxpayers who have not been contacted by the department regarding the eligible tax types included in the amnesty program. Ineligible taxpayers are those who have had contact with the department, regarding the tax, within the last five years or who are parties to any criminal investigation or criminal litigation, regarding the tax, in any court of the United States or the State of Alabama. Tax periods eligible for amnesty include taxes due prior to Jan. 1, 2015, or taxes for taxable periods that began before Jan. 1, 2015. If the amnesty application is approved, all penalties and half of interest will be waived. Visit the Tax Amnesty Program website Read the notice

Now Accepting Locality Submissions in accordance with Act 2015-361 May 1, 2016

The Department of Revenue (DOR) will begin accepting notification submissions from municipalities and towns in accordance with the provisions of Act 2015-361 on May 9, 2016. Act 2015-36, which amended Sections 11-40-10, 11-51-91 and 11-51-206, Code of Alabama 1975, contains certain notification requirements for actions affecting areas within the police jurisdiction of a municipality or town. The Department of Revenue (DOR) will be responsible for receiving submissions from municipalities and towns and posting the information to the department’s website in accordance with the provisions of the law. There will be no cost to the municipalities and towns for these submissions. Please send all notification submissions to the Department’s Sales and Use Tax Division at Please note that submissions must contain the following information:

  • Copy of the ordinance
  • Copy of the 30-day notice regarding the applicable ordinance
  • Map showing the boundaries of the municipal limits and police jurisdiction. Hereafter, a map shall be submitted no later than the first day of January in each year. (Section 11-40-10(d))
For questions regarding this matter, please contact Wanda Robbins, Sales and Use Tax Division at 334-353-8044. Read the notice

Be Notified When Your Tax Return is Received March 18, 2016

If you have registered at My Alabama Taxes (MAT), and have access to your Individual Income Tax account, you can opt-in to a service that will notify you when ADOR receives Individual Income Tax returns that have been filed using your Social Security number. This service can help alert you to the possibility that criminals have your information and are using it to steal money from you and the state. You can opt-in by logging into your MAT account and following the link, “Notify Me of Filed Returns.” My Alabama Taxes is the convenient and secure way to access a variety of ADOR’s online services. In MAT you can quickly and easily file tax returns, make payments, view letters, manage your accounts, and conduct other common transactions with the department. Learn more

Public Access Entrances to be Implemented at Gordon Persons Building Jan 2, 2016

To enhance the safety of citizens and employees, two entrances at the Gordon Persons State Office Building will be designated as public access entrances beginning Jan. 4, 2016 – the plaza entrance (by the cafeteria, off the corner of Ripley and Pelham streets) and the entrance at the corner of Monroe and Jackson streets. All visitors must enter only through these public access entrances, be screened by metal detectors and security guards, and be issued visitor’s badges. Both public access entrances are disabled-accessible and will be open Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

MAT Security Updates July 24, 2015

The Alabama Department of Revenue considers the security of the information that the citizens of Alabama have entrusted us with to be our top priority. That is why beginning July 25 we will be enhancing security features to the online taxpayer portal, My Alabama Taxes (MAT). In addition to the logon/password, we will implement a second authentication mechanism on MAT which will require users to also enter an authentication code to log in. MAT users will have the option of receiving the authentication code via SMS text message or email. This code will be used to verify the user’s identity when logging into MAT. There is an option to check a “Trust This Computer” box, which will enable MAT to recognize the device and Web browser combination for future logons. While MAT is already a secure system, Commissioner Magee feels that boosting security will give users an extra level of comfort that their data is being protected. Should anyone need assistance or have questions regarding this change, please call 334-353-0030. Read the release Watch the video

The Alabama Accountability Act (AAA) of 2013 Guidance May 13, 2013

Please see the Alabama Accountability Act Guidance page to learn more about the new law; additional guidance and information will be posted there as it becomes available.

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