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Does our financial institution have Nexus in Alabama?

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:

$50,000 of property,
$50,000 of payroll,
$500,000 of sales, or
25% of the total property, total payroll, or total sales.
For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019:

$54,000 of property,
$54,000 of payroll,
$538,000 of sales, or
25% of the total property, total payroll, or total sales.
Financial institutions organized in Alabama or commercially domiciled in this state have substantial nexus in Alabama.

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:

$50,000 of property,
$50,000 of payroll,
$500,000 of sales, or
25% of the total property, total payroll, or total sales.
For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019:

$54,000 of property,
$54,000 of payroll,
$538,000 of sales, or
25% of the total property, total payroll, or total sales.
Financial institutions organized in Alabama or commercially domiciled in this state have substantial nexus in Alabama.

Related FAQs in Filling Requirements, Financial Institution Excise Tax

Allocation and apportionment rules for financial institutions can be found in AL Rule 810-9-1-.05

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.

Complete and submit the Application for Certificate of Compliance to determine whether or not a corporation is in compliance with Alabama’s filing requirements.

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.”

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.

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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:

$50,000 of property,
$50,000 of payroll,
$500,000 of sales, or
25% of the total property, total payroll, or total sales.
For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019:

$54,000 of property,
$54,000 of payroll,
$538,000 of sales, or
25% of the total property, total payroll, or total sales.
Financial institutions organized in Alabama or commercially domiciled in this state have substantial nexus in Alabama.