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More Alabama Rate Increases, October 2013

  • Oct 2, 2013 | Gail Cole

 More local sales tax rate changes for Alabama, October 2013.

More local sales tax rate changes have been announced for Alabama, effective October 1, 2013.

Dauphin Island has increased the rate of sales and use tax from 3% to 4.5% for the following:

  • General rate items;
  • Admissions to places of amusement and entertainment;
  • Food sold through vending machines;
  • Farm Machinery;
  • Manufacturing machinery;
  • Automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semitrailers and house trailers.

The sales and use tax outside the corporate limits but within police jurisdiction are one-half of that rate. Dauphin Island sales and use tax can be filed online through My Alabama Taxes (MAT).

The City of Foley lodgings tax has increased from 4% to 7%. Outside the city's corporate limits but within the police jurisdiction, the lodgings tax is half of that rate.

The Town of Taylor, which increased its general rate of sales tax on October 1, now also imposes a rental tax of 2% on the lease or rental of tangible personal property, automobiles, truck trailers, semi-trailers, house trailers, linens and garments.

To read about the new rates, click here and search for the city or county that interests you.

According to the Alabama Department of Revenue, state and local sales, use and rental taxes can now be filed electronically through One Spot, a centralized, statewide electronic filing and remittance system. Businesses wishing to file through One Spot should sign up at My Alabama Taxes.

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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.