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Does the Alabama Business Privilege Tax return require any attachments?

Yes, as follows:

A copy of pages 1 through 5 of the federal tax return.
Insurance companies must attach pages 1 through 8 of the federal return in addition to a copy of the balance sheet.
For taxpayers doing business in Alabama and outside the State of Alabama, a copy of the Alabama apportionment schedule (For Form 20C, Form 20S, Form 65, and Form ET-1).
Documentation to thoroughly support any exclusion or deduction claimed in the computation of the taxpayer’s net worth.
A copy of the balance sheet used to compute the taxpayer’s net worth, if not provided with the copy of the federal tax return.
If no federal return is included, a balance sheet and income statement are required.

Yes, as follows:

A copy of pages 1 through 5 of the federal tax return.
Insurance companies must attach pages 1 through 8 of the federal return in addition to a copy of the balance sheet.
For taxpayers doing business in Alabama and outside the State of Alabama, a copy of the Alabama apportionment schedule (For Form 20C, Form 20S, Form 65, and Form ET-1).
Documentation to thoroughly support any exclusion or deduction claimed in the computation of the taxpayer’s net worth.
A copy of the balance sheet used to compute the taxpayer’s net worth, if not provided with the copy of the federal tax return.
If no federal return is included, a balance sheet and income statement are required.

Related FAQs in Business Privilege Tax

My Alabama Taxes (MAT): Taxpayers can make an ACH Debit payment through their MAT account.

MAT Billing payment: Make an ACH Debit payment by clicking Pay A Bill I’ve received under Quick payments from the www.myalabamataxes.alabama.gov home screen. No MAT account is needed just the billing letter received.

Taxpayer Assistance Group: (TAG) 334-353-8096 If the taxpayer would like to make a payment by credit card, please contact the Taxpayer Assistance Group to pay your BPT tax.

Official Payments Corporation: If taxpayer does not have a MAT account and wish to pay by credit card, they can make payments by credit card on www.officialpayments.com or by phone at 1-800-272-9829. Official payments do charge a convenience fee of 2.5%. (Discover/Novus, MasterCard, Visa or American Express)

Value System Payments: If taxpayer does not have a MAT account and wish to pay by credit card, they can make payments by credit card on www.valuepaymentsystems.com. (Bill Me Later, Discover/Novus, MasterCard or, Visa)

Mail: Check or Money orders may be mailed if the amount owed is less than $750.00. Attach voucher Form BPT-V and payment. Mail to address below:

Alabama Department of Revenue
Business Privilege Tax Section
P.O. Box 327320
Montgomery, AL 36132-7320

All other MAT questions click on the following link, https://myalabamataxes.alabama.gov/webfiles/help/index.html#faq.

Go to our website, www.revenue.alabama.gov. Click on Forms. Enter Business Privilege into the Search box. Sort the forms by Year by clicking on the box “Year” to find the needed Form. Click on the needed Form. Instructions, Forms with calculations, Printable Forms, and our Voucher (BPT-V) are located here.

Where to apply-

revenue.alabama.gov
Click Businesses (along top left in dark blue)
Certificate of Compliance (last option in first column, bottom left)
Request a Certificate of Compliance (link within paragraph)
Please Read: Important Information Regarding Certificate of Compliance and Special Notes (in red)
Request a Single Certificate of Compliance
Fee is $10(with an additional $4 service charge)
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Master Card or Visa

*Sometimes the taxpayer may not know the 6-digit Secretary of State ID. They can enter all nines in that field, but it must be in the correct format, 999-999. Also, if they do not have a FEIN number, they can do the same, but must be in correct format, 99-9999999. In order to ensure accuracy in verifying the entity for compliance, it is not recommended that a request be made without the proper identifying numbers for the entity. Either the correct FEIN or SOS ID must be on the application*

Certificates of Compliance are issued if the Department verifies that an entity has filed all returns required to be submitted and paid the taxes as shown due as payable on those returns.

If an entity has not filed all returns required to be submitted and not paid the taxes as shown due as payable on those returns, the certificate will be denied.

Disregarded entities requesting a Certificate of Compliance must provide their owner’s information (name, FEIN) in order for the Department to be able to verify the income tax filing requirements for the disregarded entity have been met, since the disregarded entity’s income is reported on its owner’s return for income tax purposes. Failure to provide the owner’s information for a Certificate of Compliance request made for a disregarded entity is the number one reason a request for a Certificate of Compliance is erroneously denied.

Forms and information needed can be accessed through one of the following websites provided by the Office of the Secretary of State or Atlas Alabama.

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/ Main page for Office of the Secretary of State

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/business-entities Business Entities main page

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/business-entities/business-downloads Business downloads/ forms

https://atlasalabama.gov/ – Atlas Alabama

All fees associated with the Office of Secretary of State business entities can be found at the following website:

Business Entity Fees

https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/2020-12/2021FeeSchedule.pdf

The steps for withdrawals and dissolutions are outline below:

Dissolutions- Domestic entity

Complete Articles of Dissolutions Form based on the entity type.
https://www.alabamainteractive.org/sos/welcome.action
Follow the instructions on the form pertaining to the type of entity you are dissolving.
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION ARTICLES OF DISSOLUTION
https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/2020-12/DomesticBusinessCorporationDissolution.pdf

DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) ARTICLES OF DISSOLUTION
https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/2020-12/DomesticLLCDissolution.pdf

DOMESTIC LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (LP) STATEMENT OF DISSOLUTION
https://www.sos.alabama.gov/sites/default/files/2020-12/DomesticLPDissolution.pdf
Withdrawals- Foreign entity

Complete a Request for Certificate of Compliance from ADOR. https://www.alabamainteractive.org/ador_tax_compliance/welcome.action
Provide any missing returns and payments as determined by ADOR staff, if found not to be in compliance to ADOR.
Receive Certificate of Compliance from ADOR.
Complete Certificate of Withdrawal Form https://www.alabamainteractive.org/sos/welcome.action
Submit two (2) signed completed Certificate of Withdrawals with Certificate of Compliance (from ADOR) and filing fee to Secretary of State’s address on the form.
Certificate of Compliance cannot be more than 6 months old to be accepted by SOS.

Office of the Judge of Probate- County Offices contact link page- https://www.sos.alabama.gov/city-county-lookup/probate-judges