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Alabama sales tax rate changes, January 2017


 Alabama local sales tax rates.

Updated 1.9.2017

The Alabama Department of Revenue has posted a number of local sales and use tax rate changes. While several will take effect on January 1, 2017, a number of the rate changes have already been implemented.

January 2017 sales tax rate changes

  • Blount County will increase the general rate, the rate for admissions to places of amusement and entertainment, and the rate for human food sold through vending machines from 2% to 3%
  • Dora is increasing all rates from 2% to 3%
  • Lodgings tax in Dothan increases from 6% to 9%
  • Homewood will make the following sales and use tax increases (rates for sales made outside the corporate limits of town but inside the police jurisdiction are one half of those listed below):
    • General rate: 3% to 4%
    • Rate for admissions to places of amusement and entertainment: 3% to 4%
    • Food sold through vending machines: 3% to 4%
    • Net difference paid for machines, machinery, and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and harvesting farm products: 1.5% to 2%
    • Machines, parts, and attachments for machines used in manufacturing tangible personal property: 1.5% to 2%
    • Net difference paid for all automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semi-trailers, and house trailers: 1.5% to 2%
    • Withdrawal fee for automotive vehicle dealers only: $15 to $20
  • Jasper will make the following rental tax increases:
    • General rate: 2% to 3%
    • Auto: 0.500% to 0.750%
    • Linen: 2% to 3%

And, as of January 1, 2017, the Alabama Department of Revenue administers and collects sales and use taxes for the City of Carbon Hill.

December 2016 sales tax rate changes

A new local rental tax was levied in Center Point, effective December 1, 2016. Rates for leases or rentals are as follows:

  • General items of tangible personal property: 4%
  • Linens/garments local rental tax rate: 4%,
  • Automotive vehicles, truck trailers, semitrailers and house trailers: 2%

For additional rate changes, see the following updated posts:

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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.