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Alabama: Once and Future Sales Tax Rates


 Alabama: new local automotive tax rates announced.

Updated 4.18.14.

The Alabama Department of Revenue has updated its list of local tax notices to reflect the following changes.

Town of Butler: a 6% lodgings tax has been in effect since October 1, 2013.

Town of Centre: effective May 1, 2014, the lodgings tax rate will decrease by 2%, from 5% to 3%.

Town of Gantt: effective March 1, 2014, the sales and use tax rate has increased. The general rate, the rate for food sold through vending machines, and the rate for admissions to places of entertainment is up 1%, to 2%. The rate for machinery and equipment has increased from 0.5% to 1%. The rate for the net difference paid for vehicles and trailers has increased from 0.25% to 1%, and there is now a withdrawal fee of 5% for automotive vehicle dealers only.

Town of Riverside: effective January 1, 2014, Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS) is administering the 4% lodgings tax.

City of Scottsboro: a new automotive tax rate has been in effect since January 13, 2014, when it dropped from 1.5% to 0.5%. This impacts sales of automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semitrailers and house trailers. The rate for applicable taxable sales located outside the city’s corporate limits but within the police jurisdiction is one half of the above rate.

City of Vestavia Hills: effective March 1, 2014, Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS) is administering the 3% lodgings tax and the $4 per room lodgings fee. Taxable lodging located outside the city’s corporate limits but within the police jurisdiction is one half of the above rates.

Town of Vincent: effective January 1, 2014, Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS) is administering rental taxes. The general rate and the rate for linen is 4%, and the rate for automobiles is 1%.

Jackson County: effective March 1, 2014, the automotive tax rate dropped from 1.0% to 0.6%. This impacts sales of automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semitrailers and house trailers.

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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.