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Alabama Sales Tax Rate Changes, May 2014


 Rutledge, Alabama, to administer its own sales tax, effective May 1, 2014.

Update, 5.9.2014: Effective May 1, 2014, the Town of Trinity has increased from 3% to 4% the general rate of sales and use tax, the rate for food sold in vending machines and the rate for admissions to places of amusement. Trinity administers its own taxes.

Thus far, 2014 has seen quite a few local sales tax rate changes and administrative changes in Alabama. And the trend continues.

Effective May 1, 2014:

The City of Geneva will increase to 3.5% the general sales and use tax rate and the rate for admissions and food sold for human consumption through vending machines. Currently, the general rate and rate for vending machine food is 3% and there is no tax on admissions.

The Town of Somerville will increase from 1% to 2% the general sales and use tax rate and the rate for admissions and food sold through vending machines.

The Alabama Department of Revenue will no longer administer sales tax for the Town of Rutledge. Effective May 1, sales tax returns should be remitted to the Town of Rutledge, RDS.

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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.