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Important Notices!

Individual & Corporate Income Tax

Alabama Corporate Electronic Filing Program


What's New

  • ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS REQUIREMENT - Corporations/Partnerships electing to electronically file must also pay the tax liability due with the return electronically through Direct Debit, EFT - Electronic Funds Transfer (2 methods EFT Debit, EFT Credit) or Credit Card. No paper checks will be accepted for electronically filed returns. Penalties and interest will be assessed as applicable.

What is the Alabama Corporate E-Filing Program?

The Alabama Department of Revenue is participating in the Fed/State 1120/1065 e-file project for the electronic filing of corporate and partnership income returns. This project is a joint effort of the IRS, numerous states, software vendors and other private businesses who have joined together under the umbrella of the Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA). Returns for the IRS and participating states can be transmitted to a single point (the IRS). The IRS will forward the Alabama returns to Alabama for processing. Alabama will return acknowledgements back to the IRS, where they can be picked up by transmitters.

TY 2012 the Form 20C Corporate Income Tax Return, Form 20C-C Consolidated Corporate Income Tax Return, Form 20S S Corporation Information/Tax Return, Form 65 Partnership/Limited Liability Company Return of Income and Form PTE-C Nonresident Composite Payment Return may be electronically filed using software of approved vendors. Please check the TY 2012 Authorized Alabama Corporate Income Tax E-File Provider pages for the approved vendors.

The Fed/State program includes:

  • Web services hosted by IRS are used to transmit returns and retrieve acknowledgements
  • Single point User Authentication will be provided by IRS
  • Each return will be acknowledged separately
  • Submissions and acknowledgements will be in XML format
  • PDF attachments are supported
  • The Federal and various state returns may be zipped together in a single submission

The Alabama program includes:

Tax Year 2012 / Filing Season 2013 – Forms 20C, 20C-C, 20S, 65, PTEC and most major supporting schedules (see 2012 documentation for details)

Tax Year 2013 / Filing Season 2013 – Forms CPT, PPT and most major supporting schedules (see 2012 documentation for details)

Electronic Filing Documents (Schemas, Business Rules, Error Reject Codes, ERO and Software Vendor Handbooks)

Authorized Alabama Corporate/Partnership Income Tax E-File Providers

To learn more about the Alabama Corporate/Partnership and Business Privilege Electronic Filing Program, please select Corporate E-Filing under CONTACT US


Updated last: August 05, 2015