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Alabama sales tax rate changes, May 1, 2017


 Tax rate changes to take effect in Alabama on May 1.

Several local tax changes are set to take effect in Alabama starting May 1, 2017.

Administrative change

Sales and use tax for River Falls will no longer be administered by the Alabama Department of Revenue. Tax returns for periods ending May 31, 2017, and beyond should be remitted to the Town of River Falls, Revenue Discovery Systems. However, taxpayers will still be able to remit sales and use tax online through My Alabama Taxes. Additional information.

Rate changes

The general rate of sales and use tax in Brookside will increase from 2 percent to 4 percent. In addition, the withdrawal fee for automotive vehicle dealers will jump from $3 to $10. All other rates remain unchanged. Additional information.

A rate change is also set to take effect in Rockford. Details will be forthcoming from the Alabama Department of Revenue and reported here.

Finally, the department announced a change that took effect in Homewood on February 13, 2017. The city repealed the sales and use tax levied in the Homewood police jurisdiction. Additional information.

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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.