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How do I amend a return?

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 

Related FAQs in Filing & Payments

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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