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Alabama Sales Tax Report Updated, September 2012


The Alabama Department of Revenue released an updated list of county, municipal sales, use, lodgings, and rental taxes on September 1, 2012, per Act 98-192, called the Local Tax Simplification Act of 1998.

"Local Tax Simplification" seems a bit of a misnomer, since the new document runs 171 pages; at least all pertinent information is listed in this one document. New levies, rate changes, and agency changes in all counties and municipalities are listed in the Alabama Sales Tax Report.

Alabama state sales and use tax, rental tax, and state lodgings tax are listed below:

Category State sales and use tax rates
Manufacturing machinery and farm machinery 1.5%
Automotive vehicles 2%
Food and food products from vending machines 3%
All other tangible personal property 4%
Category State rental tax rates
Automotive vehicles 1.5%
Linens and garments 2%
All other tangible personal property 4%
County State lodgings tax rates
16-county Alabama Mountain Lakes area 5%
Other 51 counties 4%

The comprehensive report of "any sales, use, rental, lodgings, tobacco, or gasoline taxes" levied or administered in all Alabama counties and municipalities for the month of September 2012 is available at the Alabama Department of Revenue.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.