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Alabama Sales Tax Rate Changes, September 2015


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Update 8.31.2015: Effective September 1, 2015: In the City of Grove Hill, the general rate, the rate for admissions to places of amusement and entertainment, and the rate for human food sold through vending machines are increasing from 4% to 5%. All other rates remain the same. Rates within the police jurisdiction but outside of the corporate limits of town are half of the in-city rates.

Update 8.21.2015: The Alabama Department of Revenue will assume administration of the Pike County lodgings tax, effective September 1, 2015. Additional information.

A local tax rate change has been announced for Tallapoosa County, Alabama. It takes effect September 1, 2015.

Sales tax

  • The general rate, the rate for admissions, and the rate for human food sold via vending machines is increasing from 1% to 2%.
  • The rate for the net difference for machines, machinery and equipment used in planting, cultivating and harvesting farm products is increasing from 0.1% to 0.2%.
  • The rate for machines, machinery and equipment used in manufacturing tangible personal property is increasing from 0.1% to 0.2%.
  • The rate for the net difference for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers and house trailers is increasing from 0.1% to 0.2%.
  • The withdrawal fee for automotive vehicle dealers is increasing from $1 to $2.

Use tax

Use tax for the following will increase from 0.1% to 0.2%:

  • The general rate.
  • The rate for the net difference for machines, machinery and equipment used in planting, cultivating and harvesting farm products.
  • The rate for machines, machinery and equipment used in manufacturing tangible personal property.
  • The rate for the net difference for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers and house trailers.

Sales and use tax for Tallapoosa County is administered by the Alabama Department of Revenue. Additional information.

Find accurate local sales and use tax rate information for localities in all states with Avalara’s free rate finder map.

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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.