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Alabama Sales Tax Rate Changes, May 2015


 Alabama local sales tax rates, May 2015.

Last updated, 6.29.15: The Town of Guin has notified the Department of Revenue that it reduced its lodging tax rate from 9% to 5%, effective May 1, 2015. The lodging tax rate outside the corporate city limits but within the police jurisdiction is 2.5%.

Local sales tax rates are increasing in several Alabama municipalities, effective May 1, 2015.

City of Clio:

  • General rate: up 1% to 4%
  • Admissions to places of amusement and entertainment: up 1% to 4%
  • Retail selling price of food for human consumption sold through vending machines: up 1% to 4%
  • Net difference paid for machines, machinery and equipment used in planting, cultivating and harvesting farm products: up 0.5% to 2%
  • Net difference paid for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers and house trailers: up 0.5% to 2%
  • Withdrawal fee for automotive vehicle dealers only: up 6% to 12%.

Sales and use tax rates in the Town of Parrish have been see-sawing between 3% and 4% for some time now. The rate for several goods and services increased from 3% to 4% in July 2014, then dropped back down to 3% in January 2015. Effective May 1, 2015, the rate for the following will again increase to 4%:

  • General rate
  • Admissions to places of amusement and entertainment
  • Retail selling price of food for human consumption sold through vending machines

All other rates remain the same.

Sales made outside the corporate limits of Clio and Parrish but inside the police jurisdiction of each city are half of the rates listed above. Additional information is available from the Alabama Department of Revenue.

In addition to the above rate changes, an administrative change took effect in the City of Goodwater on May 1, 2015. The Alabama Department of Revenue now administers and collects sales and use taxes and other additional taxes for Goodwater.

This free sales tax rate map provides accurate sales tax rates for every locality in each state.

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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.