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Alabama Sales Tax Rate Changes, November 2015


 Alabama sales tax rate changes.

A number of local sales tax rate changes have been announced by the Alabama Department of Revenue. They took effect November 1, 2015.

Dauphin Island has announced a sales and use tax rate change due to the adoption of Ordinance No. 69B, which levies a sales and use tax effective November 1, 2015. Rates are as follows:

  • General Rate, 4.5%
  • Admissions to places of amusement and entertainment, 4.5%
  • Retail selling price of food for human consumption sold through vending machines, 4.5%
  • Net difference paid for machines, machinery, and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and harvesting farm products, 4.5%
  • Machines, parts, and attachments for machines used in manufacturing tangible personal property, 4.5%
  • Net difference paid for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers, and house trailers, 2%
  • Withdrawal fee for automotive vehicle dealers only, $1.00

Rates for sales made inside the police jurisdiction but outside the corporate limits of town are half those listed above.

Randolph County has increased the following sales and use taxes (listed with new rates)

  • General Rate, 2%
  • Admissions to places of amusement and entertainment, 2%
  • Retail selling price of food for human consumption sold through vending machines, 2%
  • Net difference paid for machines, machinery, and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and harvesting farm products, 2%
  • Machines, parts, and attachments for machines used in manufacturing tangible personal property, 2%
  • Net difference paid for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers, and house trailers, 2%

Warrior has increased the net difference paid for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers, and house trailers. The old rate was 1.75% and the new rate is 2%. The rate for sales made inside the police jurisdiction but outside the corporate limits of town is 1%.

And the Alabama Department of Revenue will no longer administer and collect sales and use tax or any other tax for the City of Satsuma. Effective November 1, 2015, taxes are administered by the City of Satsuma, Revenue Discovery Systems.

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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.