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If I am a resident of Alabama, but work in another state or country, am I required to file an Alabama tax return?

Yes. According to Reg. 810-3-2-.01- Individuals domiciled within Alabama (residents) are taxable on their income, whether earned within or without Alabama, subject to certain exclusions and exemptions as provided under Alabama income tax law, regardless of their physical presence within Alabama at any time during the taxable year. Alabama residents should file a Resident Individual Income Tax Return, Form 40 or 40A, each year.

Yes. According to Reg. 810-3-2-.01- Individuals domiciled within Alabama (residents) are taxable on their income, whether earned within or without Alabama, subject to certain exclusions and exemptions as provided under Alabama income tax law, regardless of their physical presence within Alabama at any time during the taxable year. Alabama residents should file a Resident Individual Income Tax Return, Form 40 or 40A, each year.

Related FAQs in Filing, Individual Income Tax

The MAT system only recognizes that a return is missing.  It does not take into account whether or not you met the filing requirement for that particular tax period.  If you were not required to file a tax return for that tax year, please disregard the notification.

Form 40 No Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 154, Montgomery, AL 36135-0001.

Form 40 with Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 2401, Montgomery, AL 36140-0001

Form 40A No Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 327465, Montgomery, AL 36132-7465

Form 40A with Payment:

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 327477, Montgomery, AL 36132-7477

Form 40NR –

Alabama Department of Revenue, P O Box 327469, Montgomery, AL 36132-7469

Generally, your Alabama Individual Income Tax Return is due on April 15th, unless the 15th is a weekend or holiday, then the return is due the next business day.

Part year residents whose filing status is “Single” must file if gross income for the year is at least $4,000 while an Alabama resident. Part year residents whose filing status is “Married Filing Separate Return” must file if gross income for the year is at least $5,250 while an Alabama resident. Part year residents whose filing status is “Head of Family” must file if gross income for the year is at least $7,700 while an Alabama resident. Those whose filing status is “Married Filing Joint Return” and whose gross income for the year is at least $10,500 must file an Alabama Individual Income Tax Return while an Alabama resident.

Nonresidents must file a return if their Alabama income exceeds the allowable prorated personal exemption.

Yes, almost any return that can be filed electronically for the IRS can also be filed electronically for Alabama. For more information go to PC Online Filing, scroll down to “Online & CD/Download Products”.

You can also electronically file for free through My Alabama Taxes (MAT). For more information on MAT filing go to https://revenue.alabama.gov/services/my-alabama-taxes-sign-up/.

Check with your Authorized IRS E-file Provider to determine if this option is available to you! Almost any return that can be filed electronically for the IRS can also be filed electronically for Alabama. More on the Alabama Electronic Filing Program.