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  • Most of my business equipment has been fully depreciated on my income tax return; do I still list these items on the personal property return?

Most of my business equipment has been fully depreciated on my income tax return; do I still list these items on the personal property return?

Yes, all assets owned as of the October 1 lien date must be reported with acquisition dates and acquisition costs. The depreciation schedule used in preparing income tax returns may be used. However, the depreciation schedule must be adjusted for additions and deletions so that it will contain property owned by the business on the October 1 lien date. Also, assets which are expensed rather than capitalized for income tax purposes and are not included on the depreciation schedule must be added to the taxpayer’s listing so that all personal property is reported.

Yes, all assets owned as of the October 1 lien date must be reported with acquisition dates and acquisition costs. The depreciation schedule used in preparing income tax returns may be used. However, the depreciation schedule must be adjusted for additions and deletions so that it will contain property owned by the business on the October 1 lien date. Also, assets which are expensed rather than capitalized for income tax purposes and are not included on the depreciation schedule must be added to the taxpayer’s listing so that all personal property is reported.
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The Code of Alabama 1975, Sections 40-3-20, 40-3-24, and 40-3-25 detail the appeals process. If you believe your property value is incorrect, you may file a written protest to the County Board of Equalization (BOE). Property owners are given 30 days to file an appeal after receiving written notice of valuation.
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.