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What if I think that my personal property is exempt from tax?

Title 40, Code of Alabama, 1975, Chapters 8 and 9 list several exemptions from property taxation. All statutory exemptions must be claimed with the County Assessing Official in order for the exemption to be granted. In order for property to be considered for exemption from personal property tax, it must be listed on the return and a reason for exemption included in the description. The appropriate chapters of Title 40 should be referenced for specific exemptions. The exemption status will be determined by the local assessing official.

Title 40, Code of Alabama, 1975, Chapters 8 and 9 list several exemptions from property taxation. All statutory exemptions must be claimed with the County Assessing Official in order for the exemption to be granted. In order for property to be considered for exemption from personal property tax, it must be listed on the return and a reason for exemption included in the description. The appropriate chapters of Title 40 should be referenced for specific exemptions. The exemption status will be determined by the local assessing official.
Related FAQs in Personal Property
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.