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  • I already paid taxes on my business equipment when I purchased the items. Why am I being taxed again?

I already paid taxes on my business equipment when I purchased the items. Why am I being taxed again?

When you purchased the equipment, you paid sales tax. The Tangible Personal Property Tax is an “ownership” tax that is solely based upon the value of the property subject to taxation.

When you purchased the equipment, you paid sales tax. The Tangible Personal Property Tax is an “ownership” tax that is solely based upon the value of the property subject to taxation.
Related FAQs in Personal Property
If you fail to file a listing of your Personal Property, the assessing official’s office in the county where the property is located will make an assessment of the property using the best available information. In addition to tax owed, applicable penalties will be assessed. This procedure is in accordance with Section 40-7-22, Code of Alabama 1975.
Yes. All counties are currently following the Alabama Department of Revenue guidelines to regularly audit businesses which have personal property.
If your business closed prior to October 1st and the assets have been disposed of, you should file a final tangible personal property tax return, indicating the date of closure or sale of the business. For additional information, contact the county in which your property is located, click here.
Contact your local county office to receive a form by mail or fax, or download the Business Personal Property Return Form.
If you fail to file a listing of your Business Personal Property, a field review will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Title 40 of the Code of Alabama 1975. During this field review, a listing will be made of your business personal property and this property will be assessed to you.