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Alabama Sales Tax Rate Changes, January 2016


 Alabama sales tax rate changes January 2016.

Local sales and use tax rate changes have been announced for Alabama, effective January 1, 2016.

Columbia will increase sales tax rates from 3% to 4% for the following:

  • General rate
  • Admissions to places of amusement and entertainment
  • Retail selling price of food for human consumption sold through vending machines
  • Net difference paid for machines, machinery and equipment used in planting, cultivating and harvesting farm products
  • Machines and parts and attachments for machines used in manufacturing tangible personal property

Use tax remains 3% for the above.

The sales and use tax rate for the net difference for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers and house trailers will drop from 2% to 1.5%.

Coosada will increase the sales and use tax rate from 3% to 3.5% for the following:

  • 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 unchanged. The rates for sales made outside the corporate limits of the city but inside the police jurisdiction of the city are half of the above.

Phenix City will increase the sales and use tax rate from 3.75% t o 4% for the following:

  • General rate
  • Admissions to places of amusement and entertainment
  • Retail selling price of food for human consumption sold through vending machines
  • Net difference paid for machines, machinery and equipment used in planting, cultivating and harvesting farm products
  • Machines and parts and attachments for machines used in manufacturing tangible personal property

The rate for the net difference for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers and house trailers will jump from 2.75% to3%.

Tax rates for sales made outside the corporate limits of the city but inside the police jurisdiction of the city are half of the above.

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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.