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Exempt in Alabama? Certificate Required

  • Oct 6, 2015 | Gail Cole

 Do you have the proper exemption certificates?

There will be new reporting requirements for tax exempt entities in Alabama, beginning January 1, 2016.

Currently, any group or organization with a statutory exemption from Alabama sales, use and lodging taxes is not required to furnish proof of its exempt status when making tax-exempt purchases. Come January, statutorily exempt organizations and groups are required to obtain an annual certificate of exemption from the Alabama Department of Revenue. Exemption certificates must be obtained prior to the end of the year and must be renewed annually.

Without the exemption certificate, companies and individuals “will no longer be allowed to make tax-exempt purchases or rent tax-exempt accommodations.” Learn more.

Manage your exemption certificates in the cloud. It’s much simpler than managing them manually.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.