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Where’s my refund because I have not received it yet?
If I itemize on my federal tax return, do I have to itemize on my state return?
If I file using the Married Filing Jointly filing status on my federal return, do I have to file a joint Alabama return?
I am in the military and not a legal resident of Alabama. If my spouse and/or I also have civilian jobs in Alabama, should we report that income to Alabama?
I am in the military and a legal resident of Alabama, but I do not live in Alabama. Do I have to pay Alabama income tax?
How much is the Alabama standard deduction?
Does Alabama allow an adjustment to a Health Savings Account (HSA) like the IRS?
Does Alabama allow an adjustment for Firefighter’s Insurance premiums?
Can I deduct childcare expenses on my Alabama Individual Income Tax Return?
Who do I call if my refund is taken by another state agency?
Is the “Head of Family” filing status in Alabama the same as the “Head of Household” filing status for federal purposes?
What should I do with an incorrect, torn or damaged refund check?
What should I do if my Form W-2 is incorrect?
What does it mean when the website says that my return is being held for W2 matching?
My employer went out of business, or will not give me a W-2 form, what should I do?
How do I obtain a copy of my W2?
I received a billing letter or my payment is not showing on my account, but I’ve already made a payment. What should I do?
I made a payment in error to the incorrect tax type (estimate, return, billing), tax year or made two-payments. How do I get this corrected or get a refund for my payment in error?
How do I make a payment on My Alabama Taxes (MAT)?
What is the Alabama First Time and Second Chance Home Buyer Savings Account?
Who do I contact for assistance with the Local Government Portal?
My spouse and I filed a joint tax return and our refund was offset for a debt that only my spouse owes. How can I get my portion of the refund back?
I paid the Alabama Department of Revenue in full, but my federal refund was still offset. What should I do?
I have a payment plan in effect with the Alabama Department of Revenue. Will my federal refund still be offset?
How will I know if my federal tax refund or payment was intercepted to pay a state debt?
How soon will the federal refund that was offset show on my account?
How can I avoid having my federal income tax refund intercepted for payment of my state tax debt?
Who qualifies as my dependent?
What personal exemptions am I entitled to?
How do I make a payment, can I pay online?
What is Alabama’s Individual Income Tax Rate?
What interest income is exempt from Alabama taxation?
What income must I report on my Alabama return?
What income is exempt from Alabama income taxation?
What filing status should I claim on my return?
What expenses are deductible as Adoption Expenses?
What are the limitations on my IRA deduction?
Should I itemize my deductions, or should I use the standard deduction?
Can I apply for an extension to file my return?
I filed electronically, have you received my return?
If I am not a resident of Alabama, but earned income from Alabama sources, am I required to file an Alabama tax return?
If I am a resident of Alabama, but work in another state or country, am I required to file an Alabama tax return?
I do not see my tax return on My Alabama Taxes, how do I obtain a copy of my return?
How do I file an amended return?
How can I get Alabama tax forms?
Does Alabama have a simplified or EZ form?
Can my Alabama Individual Income Tax Return be filed electronically?
Can I file my Alabama Individual Income Tax Return electronically from my home using my personal computer?
I mailed my return, have you received it?
I have questions about a garnishment, who should I contact?
I have questions about a bankruptcy, who should I contact?
If I have other questions about my Alabama Individual Income Tax Return, who should I contact?
If I am a victim of identity theft, what should I do?
How do I obtain a copy of my return? I don’t see it on My Alabama Taxes
How do I change or update my address?
How can I contact the IRS?
Do you have a TTY number for the hearing impaired?
Questions about a garnishment
How can I view previous estimate payments I have made?
Does Alabama offer a payment plan option?
Can I set up a payment plan?
Can I pay my income taxes online?
Can I pay my income taxes due with a credit card?
MAT says a return is missing for a tax period, but I was not required to file a return that year.
I received a letter stating I needed to verify my return but I cannot find the link in My Alabama Taxes, What do I do?
Have you received my return? I mailed it.
Have you received my return? I filed it electronically.
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Questions about a bankruptcy
How do I order forms?
How do I find general tax forms?
Who must file an Alabama Individual Income Tax Return?
When should I file my Alabama Individual Income Tax Return?
What is the address for mailing my return?
MAT says a return is missing for a tax period, but I was not required to file a return that year, what should I do?