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Alabama City of Margaret Self-Administers Sales Tax


The City of Margaret, Alabama will begin collecting and administering its sales and use taxes locally effective June 1, 2012. By discontinuing the Alabama Department of Revenue administration services, the City of Margaret changes where businesses must now file their sales and use tax returns.

Beginning with the tax period ending May 30, 2012, sales and use taxes due on or before June 20, 2012 will need to be remitted to:

City of Margaret
RDS
2317 Third Avenue North STE 200
Birmingham, AL 35203

Any questions can be directed to the City of Margaret. Contact phone: 800-556-7274.

According to the State website, as of May 1, 2012:

  • The City of Margaret General Sales and Use Tax is 2%;
  • The St. Clair County Sales and Use Tax is 2%;
  • The Alabama State Sales and Use Tax is 4%.

The City of Margaret is one of Alabama’s newest cities. The city celebrated it’s “…new status as a city instead of a town” last October, 2011. According to the 2010 Census, Margaret grew from 1,169 residents in 2000, to 4,428 in 2010, “…a jump of nearly 280 percent, which is the highest growth rate of an [sic] city in the greater Birmingham region. A town becomes a city when its population reaches 2,000.”

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Susan McLain
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