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Alabama Sales Tax Rate Changes, January 2015


 They keep coming in Alabama.

Updated, 1.7.2015

Change is all the rage in Alabama lately, with new sales tax rates and administrative changes taking effect in October, November and December. The trend continues in 2015.

The following changes take effect on January 1, 2015:

Crenshaw County: The general rate, the rate for admissions to places of entertainment, and the rate for human food sold through vending machine are increasing from 3% to 3.5%. Rates for machines, machinery, and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and harvesting farm products and in manufacturing tangible personal property are increasing from 2% to 2.5%, as is the rate for the net difference paid for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers and house trailers.

Florala: The general rate, the rate of admissions to places of amusement and entertainment and the rate for (human) food sold through vending machines will increase from 2% to 3%. The rate on the net difference paid for machinery and equipment used in agriculture and the rate on the net difference paid for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, house trailer and semi-trailers will increase from 0.5% to 1%. The rate for machines and machine parts and attachments used in manufacturing tangible personal property will increase from 1% to 2%.

Geneva County: The general rate, the rate for admissions to places of amusement and entertainment, and the rate for (human) food sold through vending machines will increase from 1% to 2%. The rate for the net difference paid for agricultural machines, machinery and equipment and the rate for the net difference paid for all automotive vehicles and truck, semi- and house trailers will increase from 0.01% to 1.01%. The rate for machines, parts and attachments used in manufacturing tangible personal property will increase from 0.01% to 1.01%.

Harper: The rate for admissions to places of amusement and entertainment and the rate for human food sold through vending machines will increase from 3% to 4%. The rate for the net difference paid for agricultural machines, machinery and equipment and machines, parts and attachments used in manufacturing tangible personal property will increase from 3% to 4%.

Hillsboro: The general rate, the rate of admissions to places of amusement and entertainment and the rate for (human) food sold through vending machines will increase from 1% to 2%. The rate for machines, machinery and equipment for agricultural and manufacturing will increase from 0.5% to 1%. And the rate for the net difference for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, and house and semi-trailers will increase from 0.5% to 1%. Use tax rates are the same as sales tax rates.

Piedmont: The general rate, the rate of admissions to places of amusement and entertainment and the rate for (human) food sold through vending machines will increase from 4% to 5%. All other rates remain the same. Use tax rates are the same as sales tax rates.

Pike Road: The lodgings tax rate will increase from 3% to 8.5%. In addition, effective January 1, 2015, there is a new rental tax. The general rate and the rate for the lease or rental of linens and garments is 4%. The rate for the lease or rental of automobile vehicles, truck trailers, and house and semi-trailers is 1.5%.

Sardis City: A new 3% rental tax is imposed on general rentals, the lease or rental of automobile vehicles, truck and semi-trailers, and house trailers, and the lease or rental of linens and garments.

In many of the above, rates in the police jurisdiction but outside the corporate limits of town are one-half the rates listed.

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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.