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  • What is the marketplace seller’s obligation regarding tax collection if the MPF decides to not collect and remit SSUT on the marketplace seller’s behalf, but instead elects to follow the reporting requirements for MPFs?

What is the marketplace seller’s obligation regarding tax collection if the MPF decides to not collect and remit SSUT on the marketplace seller’s behalf, but instead elects to follow the reporting requirements for MPFs?

Marketplace sellers making sales on or through a non-participating marketplace facilitator’s marketplace are not relieved of their obligation under the laws of this state to remit sales or use taxes on transactions made on or through a non-participating marketplace facilitator’s marketplace, on or through the marketplace seller’s own electronic sales platform, or at the marketplace seller’s retail location in this state.

Alabama requires remote sellers with the qualifying amount of retail sales into Alabama to begin collecting simplified sellers use tax on October 1, 2019. To ensure the remote seller’s registration is properly processed by October 1, 2019, the remote seller should complete the registration at least three weeks prior to October 1, 2019. The remote seller may indicate a first sales date of October 1, 2019 on the application. A remote seller may register and begin collecting tax at any time prior to October 1, 2019, but the first date of collection should be consistent with the first sales date indicated on its application.

Related FAQs in Simplified Sellers Use Tax

The ONE SPOT system will allow returns to be filed with ACH Debit and ACH Credit method payments only. The system will not allow an ACH Debit taxpayer to complete their return filing without completing the necessary information to authorize the ACH Debit payment. The ACH Credit payment is separate from the ONE SPOT system and must be initiated by the taxpayer through their banking institution. Returns successfully submitted for ACH Debit and ACH Credit taxpayers will be exported to the local government.

Upon the completion of the Third Party Designation Form, ALDOR can provide the returns, payments and payment data files to the authorized third party administrator.

When an electronic payment is received by ALDOR in error, the payment will post to the taxpayer’s ALDOR local tax account. ALDOR will not be able to automatically transfer these payments to the non-administered local government due to the possibility the taxpayer’s payment will reject after ALDOR has transferred the payment, causing complicated collection issues. ALDOR will need the taxpayer to advise the Department with what to do with that payment.

The only non-administered local government taxes to be processed through ALDOR will be payments received as the result of legal action, such as final assessment, garnishments, and liens, entered into when the local government was state administered. Payment data for these payments will be available during the first week (5-10 working days) of the month following the tax collection period through the ALDOR website.

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