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Alabama Local Sales Tax Changes


 Numerous Alabama local sales tax changes announced.

On December 23, 2013, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) published upcoming local Alabama sales and use tax changes on its website.

Effective January 1, 2014:

  • The Town of Excel will increase sales and use tax rates from 1% to 2%.
  • The Town of Flomaton will increase most sales and use tax rates from 3% to 4%. However, rates for machinery and equipment used for manufacturing and farming remain 1%.

ADOR also published information about past rate changes.

Effective November 1, 2013:

  • The Town of Harpersville increased the lodgings tax rate from 4% to 8%.
  • The City of Greensboro increased most sales, use and rental taxes rates from 2% to 3%. However, rates for machinery and equipment used in farming and manufacturing, and rates for the net difference for all vehicles increased from 0.5% to 1%. The rental tax rate for linen increased from 1% to 3%.

Effective September 1, 2013:

  • The City of Marion increased sales and use tax rates from 2% to 3%.

Additional local tax changes for Graysville, Tuskegee, Clay County, Jackson, Thomasville, Trafford, and Union were announced on December 23, 2013. The changes described took place between August 2004 and July 2013.

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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.