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Can I apply for an extension to file my return?

If you know you cannot file your return by the due date, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically be granted an automatic six-month extension until October 15th to file. NO EXTENSION FORM (PAPER OR ELECTRONIC) IS REQUIRED TO BE FILED. There is no extension for payments.

If you anticipate that you will owe additional tax on your return you should submit your payment with a payment voucher (Form 40V) by April 15th. Except in cases where taxpayers are abroad, no extension will be granted for more than 6 months. An extension means only that you will not be assessed a penalty for filing your return after the due date. Interest on the additional tax due from the due date of the return and any penalties will be assessed if applicable to your return.

You can obtain the 40V from our forms page https://revenue.alabama.gov/forms/ enter “40V” in the search and select the 40V for the tax year you are paying.

You may also make an extension payment online via https://myalabamataxes.alabama.gov/ or https://www.alabamainteractive.org/taxextension/.

If you know you cannot file your return by the due date, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically be granted an automatic six-month extension until October 15th to file. NO EXTENSION FORM (PAPER OR ELECTRONIC) IS REQUIRED TO BE FILED. There is no extension for payments.

If you anticipate that you will owe additional tax on your return you should submit your payment with a payment voucher (Form 40V) by April 15th. Except in cases where taxpayers are abroad, no extension will be granted for more than 6 months. An extension means only that you will not be assessed a penalty for filing your return after the due date. Interest on the additional tax due from the due date of the return and any penalties will be assessed if applicable to your return.

You can obtain the 40V from our forms page https://revenue.alabama.gov/forms/ enter “40V” in the search and select the 40V for the tax year you are paying.

You may also make an extension payment online via https://myalabamataxes.alabama.gov/ or https://www.alabamainteractive.org/taxextension/.

Related FAQs in Filing, Individual Income Tax

The MAT system only recognizes that a return is missing.  It does not take into account whether or not you met the filing requirement for that particular tax period.  If you were not required to file a tax return for that tax year, please disregard the notification.

Form 40 No Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 154, Montgomery, AL 36135-0001.

Form 40 with Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 2401, Montgomery, AL 36140-0001

Form 40A No Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 327465, Montgomery, AL 36132-7465

Form 40A with Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 327477, Montgomery, AL 36132-7477

Form 40NR –

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 327469, Montgomery, AL 36132-7469

Generally, your Alabama Individual Income Tax Return is due on April 15th, unless the 15th is a weekend or holiday, then the return is due the next business day.

Part year residents whose filing status is “Single” must file if gross income for the year is at least $4,000 while an Alabama resident. Part year residents whose filing status is “Married Filing Separate Return” must file if gross income for the year is at least $5,250 while an Alabama resident. Part year residents whose filing status is “Head of Family” must file if gross income for the year is at least $7,700 while an Alabama resident. Those whose filing status is “Married Filing Joint Return” and whose gross income for the year is at least $10,500 must file an Alabama Individual Income Tax Return while an Alabama resident.

Nonresidents must file a return if their Alabama income exceeds the allowable prorated personal exemption.

All forms are available in downloadable form on this web site. For the most used current year forms go to Individual Income Tax – Alabama Department of Revenue. For additional forms including prior year forms go to https://revenue.alabama.gov/forms/?d=income, you can filter by year and category or search for the form you need.

Current forms and booklets are also are made available at the nearest Alabama Taxpayer Service Center. Go to https://revenue.alabama.gov/taxpayer-service-centers/ for location and contact information.

You may also place an order online for forms to be mailed to you by going to https://revenuealabama.myprintdesk.net/DSF/Smartstore.aspx#!/DefaultLogin/.

Complete a new Individual Tax Return, making any necessary changes.
Check the “Amended” box at the top of the first page of the return.
Attached a detailed explanation page of all the changes made to the return.
If you are making changes to any of the following Schedules (A, B, C, CR & DC, E, or F), please be sure to attach a copy of the corrected schedule to your amended return.

Mail completed return and supporting documentation to:

Alabama Department of Revenue
Individual & Corporate Tax
P O Box 327464
Montgomery, AL. 36132-7464

When completing the amended return, please be sure to include any previous refund you were due/previous payment(s) made.  Failure to do so will result in a miscalculation of the amended refund or amount due.