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Alabama Sales Tax Rate Changes, March 2015


 Littleville, Alabama, to have new sales tax rates, March 2015.

Last updated 4.22.2015

The Alabama Department of Revenue has announced several sales and use tax rate changes for Alabama localities.

Effective March 1, 2015

Attalla will increase from 4% to 4.75% the general rate and the rate for admissions to places of entertainment and amusement.

Brantley will increase from 2% to 2.5% the general rate of sales and use tax, and the rate for admissions to places of entertainment and amusement. The rate for human food sold through vending machines will increase from 1.5% to 2%. Rates outside the corporate limits of town but within the police jurisdictions are half of the rates listed above.

The Alabama Department of Revenue will commence tax administration for Chambers County, which is comprised of numerous jurisdictions. More specific information is available in these local tax notices. Also, effective March 1, 2015, the Chambers County rental tax rates are as follows: 3% for the lease or rental of tangible personal property; 1.125% for the lease or rental of automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers and house trailers; and 3% for the lease or rental of linen or garments.

In Five Points, the sales tax rate has changed has follows: the general rate, the rate for admissions to places of amusement and entertainment, and the rate for human food sold through vending machines increased from 1.5% to 3%. Use tax rate changes: the general rate increased from 1.5% to 3%. The net difference paid for machines, machinery, and equipment used in planting, cultivating and harvesting farm products decreased from 2% to 1.5%. Other rates remain the same. These changes took effect on March 1, 2015.

Sales and use tax collected in the Chambers County Police Jurisdiction of Five Points should be remitted with the appropriate locality codes: 7070-Chambers County PJ Five Points SLS for sales tax and 7071-Chambers County PJ Five Points USE for use tax.

Littleville will increase from 3% to 3.5% the general rate of sales and use tax, the rate for admissions to places of entertainment and amusement, and the rate for human food sold through vending machines. All other rates remain the same, and there are “no sales or use taxes levied within the police jurisdiction.”

Priceville will increase from 1% to 2% the general rate of sales and use tax, the rate for admissions to places of entertainment and amusement, and the rate for human food sold through vending machines. The rates for the following will increase from 0.5% to 1%: the net difference paid for machines, machinery and equipment used in planting, cultivating and harvesting farm products; machines, parts and attachments for machines used in manufacturing tangible personal property; and the net difference paid for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers and house trailers. Rates outside the corporate limits of town but within the police jurisdictions are half of the rates listed above.

The Alabama Department of Revenue will commence the administration and collection of sales and use tax (and other taxes) for the City of Jacksonville, effective March 1, 2015.

Blast from the past

Bessemer increased the lodgings tax rate from 3% to 6%, effective November 1, 2011.

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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.