Additional Alabama Tax Changes, January 2015
- Sales Tax News
- Dec 15, 2014 | Gail Cole
The Alabama Department of Revenue continues to roll out small but significant changes to sales and use tax administration, effective January 1, 2015. Most recent are changes to the tax administration of Walker County and to the discount provided for timely payment in Birmingham.
Beginning in 2015, businesses that remit their sales and use taxes before they become delinquent are permitted a discount of 0.0075% “of the taxes levied,” with a maximum discount of $400.00. The Alabama Department of Revenue administers sales and use taxes for the City of Birmingham.
The sales and use tax rate increases that took effect on July 1, 2014, are expiring on December 31, 2014. Effective January 1, 2015, the general rate, the rate for admissions to places of amusement and entertainment, and the rate for human food sold through vending machines will revert back to 3% (from 4%).
There is a change in sales and use tax administration for Walker County. Beginning January 1, 2015, sales and use taxes “may continue to be remitted online through the Alabama Department of Revenue’s online filing system My Alabama Taxes (MAT).”
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