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Alabama: December 2013 Tax Rate Changes


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On December 1, 1640, Portugal regained independence after 60 years under Spanish rule. Two men flew over Paris in an untethered gas hydrogen balloon on December 1, 1783. And in 1878, the first telephone was installed in the White House on the first of December. Things happen on December one. Noteworthy things.

Several tax rate changes took place in Alabama on December 1, 2013. While these changes may not be recorded in the annals of history, they are important to any person or business they impact. Thus, read on.

Lowndes County

Lowndes County didn’t have a rate change on December 1; however, there has been an Alabama Department of Revenue began collecting sales and use tax for the county. The first taxes are due to the DOR on January 21, 2014. Taxes for Lowndes County should be submitted through My Alabama Taxes (MAT).

Montgomery County

The lodgings tax rate in Montgomery County increased by seventy-five cents per room on December 1, from $1.50 to $2.25. This tax should be remitted to the Montgomery County Commission in Montgomery.

The Town of Munford

There were a few tax rate changes in Munford on December 1:

  • General rate of sales tax increased by 2% to 5.00%;
  • The rate for food sold through a vending machine increased by 2% to 5.00%;
  • The rate for admissions to places of amusement and entertainment increased by 2% to 5.00%;
  • The rate for farm and manufacturing machinery and equipment and increased by 0.25% to 1%;

The sales, consumers use and sellers use tax rate of 0.75% on autos (including semitrucks and trailers) remains the same.

Munford taxes should be filed online through My Alabama Taxes (MAT).

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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.