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Category: Sales & Use Tax

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Mar 2020

ADOR Extends Relief to Lodgings Businesses

MONTGOMERY, March 20, 2020 – Effective immediately, the Department of Revenue is extending relief to state lodgings tax account holders who are unable to timely pay their February, March, and April 2020 state transient occupancy tax, commonly referred to as “lodgings tax” liabilities. Late payment penalties for state lodgings tax liabilities reported for these tax […]

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Mar 2020

ADOR Extends Relief to NAICS Sector 72 Businesses

MONTGOMERY, March 19, 2020 – Effective immediately, the Department of Revenue is extending relief to businesses who are unable to timely pay their February, March, and April 2020 state sales tax liabilities and who are currently registered with the Department as engaging in NAICS Sector 72 business activities. Taxpayers filing returns for these reporting periods […]

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Mar 2020

ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE

I, Vernon Barnett, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue, pursuant to the power granted to me under §§40-2-11 and 40-2A-11, Code of Alabama 1975, hereby declare that because there is a state of emergency resulting from the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is necessary to assist and expedite all efforts of relief.  […]

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Feb 2020

Tax Filing Deadlines Extended for Taxpayers Affected by Flooding

MONTGOMERY, Feb. 19, 2020 – The Alabama Department of Revenue is offering tax relief to Alabama taxpayers who have been affected by recent flooding across Alabama. The relief comes in response to the emergency declaration made by Gov. Kay Ivey on Feb. 18. ADOR will grant filing extensions to taxpayers directly affected by flooding caused […]

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Jan 2020

NOTICE Tax Guidance for Persons, Firms, and Corporations Engaging in the Business of Providing Lodgings or Accommodations to Transients

NOTICE The legislature has passed, and the Governor has signed Act 2019-387 amending Section 40-26-1, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Transient Occupancy Tax levied on the furnishing of any room or rooms, lodgings or accommodations to transients in any hotel, motel, inn, tourist camp, tourist cabin, or any other place where rooms, lodgings […]

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Oct 2019

NOTICE All retailers of beer, wine and tobacco products and all retailers who become non-compliant in the collection and remittance of sales tax

NOTICE TO: All retailers of beer, wine and tobacco products and all retailers who become non-compliant in the collection and remittance of sales tax On or after January 1, 2020, certain retailers conducting business in the State of Alabama, who are applying for or renewing a sales tax license or who are non-compliant, will be […]

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Aug 2019

Deadline Approaching for Online Sellers to Join SSUT and Receive Amnesty from Previous Year’s Tax Liability

MONTGOMERY, Aug. 13, 2019 – The Alabama Department of Revenue encourages eligible online sellers and marketplace facilitators that are subject to a collection requirement to register for the state’s Simplified Sellers Use Tax (SSUT) remittance program by Oct. 1, 2019. Doing so will relieve such sellers from the obligation of certain tax liability for the […]

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Aug 2019

NOTICE All Local Licensing Officials

NOTICE TO: All License Commissioners, Probate Judges, and Other Local LicensingOfficials charged with the registration and collection of sales and use taxeson any automotive vehicle, motorboat, truck trailer, trailer, semitrailer,travel trailer or manufactured home taxed under Code of Alabama 1975,Sections 40-23-101 and 40-23-102 This notice is being issued to provide local officials and taxpayers guidance […]

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Jul 2019

NOTICE SSUT Amnesty, Class Action Protection, and Clarification of Nontaxable Transactions

NOTICE Act 2019-382 – Simplified Sellers Use Tax Amnesty, Class Action Protection, and Clarification of Nontaxable Transactions Effective June 5, 2019, Act 2019-382 amends §40-23-199, Code of Alabama, 1975, to provide the following: Eligible sellers participating in the Simplified Sellers Use Tax Program shall be granted amnesty for any uncollected simplified sellers use tax that […]

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Jun 2019

ADOR Issues Guidance on Taxability of Computer Software

MONTGOMERY, June 19, 2019– The Alabama Supreme Court recently upheld a lower court decision finding that a series of transactions involving the sale of computer software and related equipment was subject to sales tax. The case, Ex parte Russell County Community Hospital, LLC, Case No. 1180204, was decided on May 17, 2019.  In reaching its […]