The MAT system only recognizes that a return is missing. It does not take into account whether or not you met the filing requirement for that particular tax period. If you were not required to file a tax return for that tax year, please disregard the notification.
Part year residents whose filing status is “Single” must file if gross income for the year is at least $4,000 while an Alabama resident. Part year residents whose filing status is “Married Filing Separate Return” must file if gross income for the year is at least $5,250 while an Alabama resident. Part year residents whose filing status is “Head of Family” must file if gross income for the year is at least $7,700 while an Alabama resident. Those whose filing status is “Married Filing Joint Return” and whose gross income for the year is at least $10,500 must file an Alabama Individual Income Tax Return while an Alabama resident.
Nonresidents must file a return if their Alabama income exceeds the allowable prorated personal exemption.
If you know you cannot file your return by the due date, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically be granted an automatic six-month extension until October 15th to file. NO EXTENSION FORM (PAPER OR ELECTRONIC) IS REQUIRED TO BE FILED. There is no extension for payments.
If you anticipate that you will owe additional tax on your return you should submit your payment with a payment voucher (Form 40V) by April 15th. Except in cases where taxpayers are abroad, no extension will be granted for more than 6 months. An extension means only that you will not be assessed a penalty for filing your return after the due date. Interest on the additional tax due from the due date of the return and any penalties will be assessed if applicable to your return.
You can obtain the 40V from our forms page https://revenue.alabama.gov/forms/ enter “40V” in the search and select the 40V for the tax year you are paying.
You may also make an extension payment online via https://myalabamataxes.alabama.gov/ or https://www.alabamainteractive.org/taxextension/.
Yes, almost any return that can be filed electronically for the IRS can also be filed electronically for Alabama. For more information go to PC Online Filing, scroll down to “Online & CD/Download Products”.
You can also electronically file for free through My Alabama Taxes (MAT). For more information on MAT filing go to https://revenue.alabama.gov/services/my-alabama-taxes-sign-up/.