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Can I file my returns online for free?

Yes. Online filing through the Department’s filing and payment system is FREE of charge. Rule 810-1-6-.01 mandates that all Department of Revenue taxes, fees, and licenses, and their corresponding returns or documents are to be electronically submitted. Learn more about online filing

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If you are not required to pay electronically and choose to mail a check, tax payments for returns filed through the My Alabama Taxes (MAT) system should be mailed to:

Alabama Department of Revenue
Sales & Use Tax Division
P. O. Box 327790
Montgomery, AL 36132-7790

All check payments should include the following information: account number, filing period, and Confirmation Number (do not mail a copy of the return filed electronically).

If you discover that you have made an error on a sales tax report previously filed with the Department, you should amend the return.

  • If it is a state tax return, you may log into your My Alabama Taxes (MAT) account and click on the applicable account. Then click the blue hyperlink of the period you want to amend. Next click on the blue hyperlink “File or view a return” and then click on the blue hyperlink “Amend Return”. The return will open for editing. Enter the correct information and submit the return. The return will display the total amount due without consideration of any amount you previously paid. So, if you are amending the return because you owe more taxes, when you get ready to make the payment, remember to deduct the amount you previously paid for that particular tax period. The amount showing due on the payment page is an editable field. Once the amended returned is processed, the amounts will reconcile, and MAT will update in a few days. If you are amending the return because you previously overpaid, the amended return will be processed, and a credit should post to the account in a few days.
  • If you need to amend a local return, you can use a copy of your original return or contact the Department of Revenue at (334) 242-1490 to request a blank form to make the corrections to the applicable period. The report form should be marked “AMENDED” and write the Confirmation Number assigned to the original tax return on the amended return. Forward the return to the Department with any additional tax, penalty and interest due.

Send amended returns to the following address:

Alabama Department of Revenue
Sales & Use Tax Division
P. O. Box 327710
Montgomery, AL 36132-7710

This same procedure should be followed for all other tax returns administered by the Sales and Use Tax Section of this Division.

NOTE: If you need to amend a Nonstate Administered local return that was filed through My Alabama Taxes (MAT), you should contact the administrator of the locality for instructions. View contact list of  Nonstate Administered localities 

Yes. In 1990, Alabama’s Legislature directed the Department to implement an EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) program. EFT is less costly than manual check processing and is convenient and quick. For those state and state-administered local taxes required to be filed electronically through My Alabama Taxes (MAT) , and for the non-state administered local taxes that may be filed through MAT/ONE SPOT, your EFT ACH debit method payments are made in conjunction with filing your return.  Note: If paying via EFT, the EFT payment information must be transmitted by 4:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on or before the due date, to be considered timely paid. Learn more about EFT

Yes. Business taxpayers are required to file their returns electronically using My Alabama Taxes (MAT). Rule 810-1-6-.12 entitled “Electronic Filing and Payment Through Department Provided Filing and Payment Systems” mandates electronic filing for all Department of Revenue taxes, fees, and licenses, and their corresponding returns or documents.

Yes. Online filing through the Department’s filing and payment system is FREE of charge. Rule 810-1-6-.01 mandates that all Department of Revenue taxes, fees, and licenses, and their corresponding returns or documents are to be electronically submitted. Learn more about online filing

Yes, Alabama has two sales tax holidays. A “Back-To-School” Sales Tax Holiday beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the third Friday in July, and ending at twelve midnight on the following Sunday, pursuant to 40-23-210 through 213, Code of Alabama, 1975. And a “Severe Weather Preparedness” Sales Tax Holiday beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday of the last full weekend in February and ending at twelve midnight on the following Sunday, pursuant to 40-23-230 through 233, Code of Alabama, 1975.

A county or municipality may, by resolution or ordinance adopted at least 30 days prior to the weekend of the sales tax holiday, provide for the exemption of “covered items” from county or municipal sales or use taxes during the same time period, under the same terms, conditions, and definitions as provided for the state sales tax holiday. Learn more about the sales tax holidays.