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Can I file an extension to obtain more time to file an Alabama Business Privilege Tax return?

With the exception of the financial institutions, the Department of Revenue is now following IRS filing and extension dates for taxpayers filing form / taxable year 2021 return CPT or PPT. The six-month extension for filing the Business Privilege Tax return will be granted automatically. For financial institutions, the Department will follow the filing and extension dates of the Alabama Financial Institution Excise Tax return. An automatic extension to file will be granted for the corresponding period and time requested, if granted, for the Financial Institution Excise Tax return. For all taxpayers, the amount of tax due must be paid on or before the due date, without extension. There is no extension of time to file the form BPT-IN. The form BPT-IN must be filed within two- and one-half months after the entity incorporates, organizes, qualifies or starts doing business in the State. Form BPT-V must accompany all business privilege tax payments, unless payments are made electronically.

With the exception of the financial institutions, the Department of Revenue is now following IRS filing and extension dates for taxpayers filing form / taxable year 2021 return CPT or PPT. The six-month extension for filing the Business Privilege Tax return will be granted automatically. For financial institutions, the Department will follow the filing and extension dates of the Alabama Financial Institution Excise Tax return. An automatic extension to file will be granted for the corresponding period and time requested, if granted, for the Financial Institution Excise Tax return. For all taxpayers, the amount of tax due must be paid on or before the due date, without extension. There is no extension of time to file the form BPT-IN. The form BPT-IN must be filed within two- and one-half months after the entity incorporates, organizes, qualifies or starts doing business in the State. Form BPT-V must accompany all business privilege tax payments, unless payments are made electronically.

Related FAQs in Business Privilege Tax

The ONE SPOT system will allow returns to be filed with ACH Debit and ACH Credit method payments only. The system will not allow an ACH Debit taxpayer to complete their return filing without completing the necessary information to authorize the ACH Debit payment. The ACH Credit payment is separate from the ONE SPOT system and must be initiated by the taxpayer through their banking institution. Returns successfully submitted for ACH Debit and ACH Credit taxpayers will be exported to the local government.

Upon the completion of the Third Party Designation Form, ALDOR can provide the returns, payments and payment data files to the authorized third party administrator.

When an electronic payment is received by ALDOR in error, the payment will post to the taxpayer’s ALDOR local tax account. ALDOR will not be able to automatically transfer these payments to the non-administered local government due to the possibility the taxpayer’s payment will reject after ALDOR has transferred the payment, causing complicated collection issues. ALDOR will need the taxpayer to advise the Department with what to do with that payment.

The only non-administered local government taxes to be processed through ALDOR will be payments received as the result of legal action, such as final assessment, garnishments, and liens, entered into when the local government was state administered. Payment data for these payments will be available during the first week (5-10 working days) of the month following the tax collection period through the ALDOR website.

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