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Alabama Sales Tax Rate Changes, February 2016


 Alabama local sales tax rate increases, February 2016.

Updated 2.12.2016

Local sales and use tax rate changes took effect in Alabama on February 1, 2016:

The Town of Bear Creek increased sales and use taxes from 2% to 3% for the following:

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

In the Town of Pickensville:

  • The general rate, rate for admissions to places of amusement and entertainment, and the rate for the retail selling price of food for human consumption sold through vending machines increased from 1% to 2%.
  • Rates for the following increased from 0.5% to 1.5%:
    • The net difference paid for machines, machinery, and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and harvesting farm products
    • The net difference for machines, parts, and attachments for machines used in manufacturing tangible personal property
    • The net difference paid for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers and house trailers
  • The withdrawal fee for automotive vehicle dealers remains unchanged at $1.00

For both Bear Creek and Pickensville, sales and use tax rates for transactions within the police jurisdiction but outside the corporate limits of town are half the rates listed 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.