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The .gov means it's official

Government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on an official government site.

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When is this fee due?

This fee is due on or before the last day of the month following the end of the quarter. For example: the return and fee for the quarter ending March 31 is due on or before April 30, the quarter ending June 30 is due on or before July 31, the quarter ending Sept. 30 is due on or before Oct. 31 and the quarter ending December 31 is due on or before Jan. 31 of the subsequent year.

Related FAQs in Construction Employer Fee, Income Tax

The fee does not apply to projects performed outside the state of Alabama or to licensed contractors who receive five percent or less of their primary business from construction services described in either NAICS Code 237 or 238. Contractors will need to allocate the wages of a covered employee who is working on projects both in Alabama and outside Alabama during a quarter.

No, the fee applies only to the wages paid for the skilled labor of payroll workers of the employer directly engaged in construction operations at the location of any construction or maintenance site in Alabama.

No, the fee does not apply to employees of a manufacturer, engineering firm or fabricator unless directly working on a construction or maintenance site performing installation or other services and who are at or below the working foreman level.

Yes, all licensed contractors will pay the fee on the quarterly gross wages of all covered construction employees performing skilled labor in the field.

No, the Act excludes wages paid for labor or service performed by clerical, management, owners, or supervisory employees above the working foreman level or payments to independent contractors. Wages included are those paid to full or part-time skilled craftsmen in the field as well as those of an apprentice or laborer working on the jobsite, whether based on an hourly rate, salary, or otherwise.

No, this is not a tax on the individual employee or independent contractor but is a fee paid by the contractor-employer based on the total gross quarterly wages paid to covered construction employees for labor or services performed on a construction or maintenance site located in Alabama.