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There are four different filing statuses available under Alabama law:
Married Filing a Joint Return
Married Filing a Separate Return
Head of Family
Explanation of the filing statuses
For information on who qualifies as your dependent for Alabama Income Tax purposes, go to: Information about dependents
For a list of income exempt from Alabama Income Tax, go to: Listing of exempt income items
All income is subject to Alabama income tax unless specifically exempted by state law. For examples of taxable income go to: Listing of taxable income
Interest on obligations of the State of Alabama or any county, city, or municipality of Alabama, and interest on obligations of the United States, or any of its possessions.
For single persons, heads of families, and married persons filing separate returns:
2% First $500 of taxable income
4% Next $2,500 of taxable income
5% All taxable income over $3,000
For married persons filing a joint return:
2% First $1,000 of taxable income
4% Next $5,000 of taxable income
5% All taxable income over $6,000