Interest income taxable for federal purposes, including interest from loans and discounts, obligations of the United States Government, and State, county, and municipal interest income from loans and securities that is exempt for federal income tax purposes.
Yes. Alabama Code §40-2A-7(c)(2) states, “A petition for refund shall be filed with the department or an automatic refund issued pursuant to Section 40-29-71, or a credit allowed, within (i) three years from the date that the return was filed, or (ii) two years from the date of payment of the tax, whichever is later, or, if no return was timely filed, two years from the date of payment of the tax.”
The excise tax on financial institutions is levied to give effect to the provisions of federal law limiting the right of the states to tax national banking associations. It is not a tax on income but is an excise tax measured by income. The proceeds of the tax are distributed one-half (50%) to the general fund, 33.3% distributed to the municipalities, and the remaining 16.7% distributed to the counties.
Any person, firm, corporation and any legal entity whatsoever doing business in this state as a national banking association, bank, banking association, trust company, industrial or other loan company or building and loan association, and such term shall likewise include any other institution or person employing moneyed capital coming into competition with the business of national banks, and shall apply to such person or institution regardless of what business form and whether or not incorporated, whether of issue or not, and by whatsoever authority existing.
Act 99-665 requires all financial institutions conducting a credit card business through the issuance of credit cards to Alabama residents or businesses to file a financial institution excise tax return and pay any tax due. No place of business is required.
Financial institution shall not mean or include individual citizens and fiduciaries acting in a representative capacity for individual citizens, not engaged in a banking, loan, investment or similar business, but merely making personal investments of personal or fiduciary funds in bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness and not made in competition with the business of national banks, nor shall such term apply to insurance companies or insurance associations merely making investments of reserves in bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness and not made in competition with the business of national banks.
Yes, if an extension has been granted for federal purposes, the extension is also granted for Alabama purposes; the applicable federal extension form must be submitted with Form ET-1/ET-1C.
The Form ET-8 is no longer required to request an extension to file Form ET-1/ET-1C.
NOTE: The full amount of the tax liability is due by the original due date of the return. Payments of $750 or more must be remitted electronically. For more information, visit our Income Tax Resources page.
Alabama Code § 40-18-31.2 creates the factor presence standard for business activity in the state to determine nexus for business income tax, business privilege tax and financial institution excise tax. The section stipulates that the threshold amounts may be adjusted periodically consistent with the Consumer Price Index.
A financial institution is deemed to have “substantial nexus” for the tax period in which they exceed the following thresholds for Alabama:
For tax years January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2018:
For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019:
For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2022:
Financial institutions organized in Alabama or commercially domiciled in this state have substantial nexus in Alabama.