Click here to view information on areas/taxes which require registration.
Click here to view information on how to register for a tax account and where to register.
No, the online registration system is a free service to taxpayers.
Click here to view tax types which may be registered online.
Applications are processed with three to five business days.
No. You will receive the tax account certificate, containing the account number, by mail.
No, the application cannot be saved at this time. All information is needed when you begin the application. Click here to view information needed to complete the application.
No. Contact the Business Registration Unit within 24 hours at 334.242.1584.
No. To update information after receiving a tax account number, sign in to your My Alabama Taxes account and update the necessary information.
If the business is a Corporation, Partnership, Single Member LLC, etc., you need to register with the SOS to receive the state assigned Charter Number which is needed to complete the application. If the business is a sole proprietorship, you are not required to register with the SOS, but you will need to confirm availability of a trade name, should you plan to operate under a different name other than the owner's legal name.
Answer 'Yes' if you have ever received a Sign-on ID and Access Code from the Alabama Department of Revenue for any tax account. If you do not have a Sign-on ID and Access Code, or do not have access to this information, answer 'No' and click the Next button to continue.
If you are already a registered Alabama taxpayer, select Yes to this question, then complete the requested information. Click here for further details in adding another tax account to the entity.
If you are a Sole Proprietorship, the taxpayer id type will be your Social Security Number. If you are a Corporation, Partnership, Single Member LLC, etc., the taxpayer id type will be the Federal Employer ID Number.
It is a nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS requires this number to identify taxpayers who must file various business tax returns. Click here to receive an FEIN online or contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
Yes, an FEIN is required to apply for an Alabama tax account, if the business is a Corporation, Partnership, Single Member LLC, etc. If the business is a sole proprietorship, then a Social Security Number (SSN) is required.
A Charter Number is received after registration with the Alabama Secretary of State (SOS) to transact business within the state. It is needed to complete the registration application. For charter number or SOS information, click here.
An eligible entity uses this form to elect how it will be classified for federal tax purposes, as: a corporation, a partnership, or an entity disregarded as separate from its owner. For Form 8832 details, click here.
An incorporation date is the date the company was legally formed. A qualification date is the date a foreign entity (one formed outside of Alabama) becomes eligible to do business in Alabama by registering with the Secretary of State's office and receiving a charter number.
The nature of business is the overall activity of the business. If "other" is selected, enter the overall activity being performed by the business.
Social security numbers (SSNs) are used by the Alabama Department of Revenue as unique identifiers for the administration of Alabama's taxes. SSNs obtained for tax administration purposes are confidential under Section 41-13-6, Code of Alabama, 1975 and not subject to disclosure as public records. Collection of your SSN is authorized under state and federal law.
The effective/commence date is the date the business began or will begin doing business in Alabama.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. Click here to find the applicable NAICS Code.
Sales tax is a privilege tax imposed on the retail sale of tangible personal property sold in Alabama by businesses located in Alabama. Sellers use tax is imposed on the retail sale of tangible personal property sold in Alabama by businesses located outside of Alabama which have no inventory located in Alabama, but are making retail sales in Alabama via sales offices, agents, or by any significant recurring contact or "nexus" with Alabama. Click here for more details regarding Sales & Use Tax accounts.
Wholesale sales are sales of tangible personal property to licensed retail merchants, jobbers, dealers, or other wholesalers for resale. It does not include sales to users or consumers that are not for resale. Retail sales are sales of tangible personal property to consumers. Click here for more details regarding Sales & Use Tax accounts.
Rental tax is a privilege tax levied on the lessor for the leasing or renting of tangible personal property. Lodgings tax is a privilege tax on persons, firms, and corporations engaged in renting or furnishing rooms, lodgings, or other accommodations to transients for periods of less than 180 days of continuous occupation and applies to all charges for providing such accommodations. This tax also applies to charges for personal property used or furnished in such rooms or lodgings. Click here for more details regarding Sales & Use Tax accounts.
No. The request number lets you know that the application has been submitted via the web. This number can be used to call and check the status of the application. The Account Number is the ten-digit series of numbers and letters assigned by the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR). You can find your Account Number on any correspondence that you have received from the ADOR.
Click here to apply for an Exemption Certificate.
Click here to register for an Agent/Bulk Filer account.
Click here to find Frequently Asked Questions about MATS.
Business Registration Unit
2545 Taylor Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36117