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I am a sole proprietor and have opened another business, do I need another withholding tax account number?

As a sole proprietor you do not need to apply for another withholding tax number for opening another business unless that business is operating under a different federal identification number than the sole proprietor. A sole proprietor will file all his business withholding under one state number.

As a sole proprietor you do not need to apply for another withholding tax number for opening another business unless that business is operating under a different federal identification number than the sole proprietor. A sole proprietor will file all his business withholding under one state number.

Related FAQs in Withholding Tax

Yes, if your business entity type changed, you will need to apply for a new state withholding tax account number by filing the Combined Registration/Application.

Please view your account online through My Alabama Taxes (MAT) to verify receipt of payment. Since checks take longer to process the Department encourages employers to electronically file and pay. Payments of $750 or more are required to be filed and paid electronically.

Contact the Withholding Tax Section at (334) 242-1300 or your local Taxpayer Service Center. Please include the following information: employer’s name, address, phone number and number of employees.

If your federal identification number changes, you will need to apply for a new state withholding tax account number by filing the Combined Registration/Application available online.

The State of Alabama recognizes the following Federal Code Sections: Section 125 Cafeteria Plan, Section 401K, and Section 403B. For information on other exclusion from gross income, please see page 2 of the Withholding Tax Tables and Instructions for Employers.

Severance pay exemption of up to $25,000.00 is available upon approval from the Department. Please visit the Severance Pay Exemption page. Employees will not receive this exemption unless the Employer applies for the exemption and is approved by ADOR.