MONTGOMERY, Oct. 2, 2018 – The Optional Personal Property Assessment Link (OPPAL) Web portal opened on Oct. 1 to accept business personal property tax returns through Jan. 31, 2019.
OPPAL is an optional, free, reporting-only portal that provides a more efficient way for Alabama businesses to report equipment, tools, machinery and other business personal property online. Electronically filed returns contain the same information included in standard paper tax returns. Filing data is submitted for assessment purposes to the county tax office where the property is located.
The OPPAL system is only utilized for the filing of business personal property tax returns and does not provide for the administration or enforcement of business personal property taxes. Returns must be filed timely; those that are submitted after Dec. 31 will be subject to a penalty for late filing.
Tens of thousands of taxpayers statewide have submitted returns through OPPAL and taken advantage of the online convenience of the portal. OPPAL was designed per the requirements of Section 40-7-56, Code of Alabama, 1975.
For more information, visit www.oppal.alabama.gov.
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