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Alabama Local Sales Tax Rate Changes, Summer 2013


 Several Alabama local rate changes will take place this summer.

Finding local tax rate information for Alabama can be a bit of a challenge. A trip to the Alabama DOR City & County Rates / Local Rate Changes page can feel like a trip down the rabbit hole, where time has been turned on its head. Take, for example, the listing for a rate change in Shorter. It posted to the local rate change page on June 10, 2013; the rate change took effect on September 1, 2011.

In other words, finding time sensitive rate change information in Alabama is a job for sales tax sleuths.

Here's a recent tip from the sales tax sleuths: there are several upcoming local rate changes in Alabama that haven't yet made the local tax notices page. These are in addition to the local sales tax rate changes already covered here.

Addison: 

General sales and use tax rate increase of .5%, from 2.5% to 3%, effective August 1, 2013.

Eufaula: 

General sales and use tax rate increase of .5%, from 3% to 3.5%, effective July 1, 2013.

  • Rental tax increase of 1%, from 2% to 3%, effective July 1, 2013.
  • Auto tax increase of .5%, from 1% to 1.5%.

Heath: 

This is a new tax administration, effective July 1, 2013.

  • General sales and use tax rate of 2%.
  • Manufacturing tax rate of 1%.
  • Farm tax rate of .5%.
  • Auto tax rate .25%

Woodland:

General sales tax rate increase of 1%, from 2% to 3%, effective July 1, 2013. The 1% rate increase also applies to vending machine food, the manufacturing tax, the farm tax, and the auto tax.

Harpersville:

According to the sales tax sleuths, Harpersville, Alabama, will have a 1% sales tax increase. Effective July 1, 2013, the new combined rate for Harpersville will be 9%.

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Thanks to the sleuths for their assistance with this post.

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Gail Cole
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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.