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Proposed Rule Changes

Key:

  • Upcoming Rule Hearings: Awaiting Public Hearing
  • Rules Pending Agency Certification: Hearing Held; 90 days to Certification
  • Rules Pending Final Adoption: Awaiting Required 45 day Period for Legislative Oversight Review

Rulemaking Timeline Under Administrative Procedures Act Title 41 Chapter 22

  1. Proposed Rule Filed with LSA (3rd week of each month)
  2. Notice of Intended Action published in the Alabama Administrative Monthly §41-22-5(a)(1)
  3. Department holds Public Hearing 35 – 90 days from publication date §41-22-5(a)(1)
  4. Hearing Officer makes recommendation to Revenue Commissioner
  5. Final Approval from Revenue Commissioner
  6. Final Rule must be filed with LSA within 90 days of Public Hearing §41-22-6(b)
  7. A business impact statement included, if required §41-22-5.1(c)
  8. Rule becomes effective 45 days after the Certification of the Administrative Rule is published in the Administrative Monthly §41-22-6(c)

Upcoming Rule Hearings

All interested parties may present their views in writing to the Secretary of the Alabama Department of Revenue, Room 4131, Gordon Persons Building, 50 N Ripley Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36132 at any time during the thirty-five (35) day period following publication of the notice or by appearing at the hearing.

Generally, public hearings are held in the Gordon Persons Building, Room 1203, located at 50 North Ripley Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36132. There are two public entrances to the Gordon Persons Building, the Ripley/Pelham Entrance and the Monroe/Jackson Entrance. For Directions to Room 1203 from these entrances click here. **Revenue is monitoring developments pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is following guidance from federal and state officials. Out of an abundance of caution for your health and well-being, as well as our employees, all public hearings will be conducted via web-conference until further notice. To participate in an upcoming web-conference public hearing please contact the Tax Policy and Governmental Affairs Division at taxpolicy@revenue.alabama.gov or 334-242-1380 to obtain the appropriate sign-in information for a specific public hearing date. **

Rule NumberDescriptionIntended ActionSubstance of Proposed ActionDate, Time; Location, Hearing was Held
License Plates for Truck Tractors Limited to Travel within 15 Miles of its Domiciled Corporate LimitsAmendedPursuant to the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being amended to remove unnecessary language and provide streamlined guidance on the Yard Truck restrictive license plate, previously known as a mule tag.A public hearing will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, via web-conference.
Registering Trucks With Gross Weights Up To 12,000 PoundsNew, RepealedPursuant to the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being repealed and replaced to remove outdated references to Act 2006-356, and streamline the format of the rule to provide clarified guidance on the registration of pick-up trucks for personal and agricultural use.A public hearing will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, via web-conference.
Non-Residents Operating Non-Commercial Vehicles into Alabama and Non-Residents Relocating to AlabamaAmendedPursuant to the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being amended to provide clarification of the proper operation of private passenger vehicles by non-residents of Alabama.A public hearing will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, via web-conference.
Rural Electrification Authority (R.E.A)RepealedPursuant to review due to the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, Rule 810-6-2-.79.05 was found to be identical to Rule 810-6-1-.148 in content and title. Due to the duplicate nature of these rules, Rule 810-6-2-.79.05 is being repealed.A public hearing will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, via web-conference.
Meals Furnished Along With Rooms By Schools and Colleges.RepealedPursuant to review due to the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, Rule 810-6-3-.37.01 was found to be identical to Rule 810-6-2-.50 in content and title. Due to the duplicate nature of these rules, Rule 810-6-3-.37.01 is being repealed.A public hearing will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, via web-conference.
State Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption For Entities Having a Statutory Exemption from the Payment of Sales, Use, and Lodgings Taxes.AmendedPursuant to the passing of Act 2021-298, this rule is being amended to include airport authorities to the definition of governmental entities.A public hearing will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, via web-conference.

Rules Pending Agency Certification

Rule NumberDescriptionIntended ActionSubstance of Proposed ActionDate, Time; Location, Hearing was Held

Rules Pending Final Adoption

Rule NumberDescriptionIntended ActionSubstance of Proposed ActionDate, Time; Location, Hearing was Held
Financial Institutions Federal Income Tax (FIT) DeductionNewPursuant to the Financial Excise Tax Reform Act 2019-284, this rule is being promulgated to provide guidance on the deduction of Federal Income Taxes (FIT) paid or accrued during the taxable year in accordance with the taxpayer’s method of accounting used in computing taxable income.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
Amusement Tax Due On Fees Collected By Golf Courses Open To The PublicNew, RepealedIn accordance with the Red Tape Reduction Act (2013-88), this rule has been reviewed and reformatted to detail the difference between public, private, and quasi public or quasi private golf courses.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Apportionment Formula: Double Weighting the Sales FactorAmendedAct 2021-1 amended Section 40-27-1 to provide that a single sales factor be used to apportion a multistate taxpayer’s income to Alabama effective for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021. This rule is being amended to incorporate those changes.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Commitment to Purchase Distinctive License PlatesAmendedPursuant to the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being amended to update formatting and to remove specific registrant requirements submitted through the pre-commitment portal.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Motor Vehicle WreckersAmendedThis rule has been reviewed pursuant to the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88 and is being amended to incorporate language referencing the issuance of the restricted wrecker license plate and to make format changes for a more concise topic flow.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Helping Schools Distinctive License PlatesRepealedIn compliance with the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being repealed as the rule is not necessary due to the statutory language already being clearly codified in Section 32-6-300, Code of Ala, 1975.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Exemption For Certain Purchases By Contractors And Subcontractors In Conjunction With Construction Contracts With Certain Governmental EntitiesAmendedThis rule is being amended to include statutory updates from Acts 2021-298 and 2021-372 related to exempt purchases by contractors and subcontractors for contracts with governmental entities.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Discounts Allowed on Payments of Sales Tax Made Before DelinquencyNew, RepealedIn accordance with the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule is being repealed and readopted to remove antiquated language references and to provide clarification to taxpayers on the calculation of the allowed discount.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Permit Issued To Electric Cooperatives, Telephone Companies and OthersRepealedIn accordance with the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and was determined to be no longer necessary due to its duplicative nature of Rule 810-6-4-.14.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Sales And Use Tax Direct Pay PermitAmendedIn accordance with the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being amended to simplify the procedural language for the direct payment permit process.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Filing And Paying State Sales and Use Taxes and State Administered County and Municipal Sales And Use Taxes On A Quarterly Or Annual BasisNew, RepealedThis rule has been reviewed and is being repealed and replaced to update the filing frequencies to incorporate the semi-annual filing election for qualifying taxpayers pursuant to the passage of Act 2019-253.A public hearing was at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, via web-conference.
Special Rules: Construction ContractorsAmendedAct 2021-1 amended Section 40-27-1, Code of Ala. 1975, of the Multistate Tax Compact, to provide that a single sales factor be used to apportion a multistate taxpayer’s income to Alabama effective for tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021. This rule, along with the other administrative rules pertaining to the Multistate Tax Compact, are being amended to incorporate those changes.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
Special Rules: PublishingAmendedAct 2021-1 amended Section 40-27-1, Code of Ala. 1975, of the Multistate Tax Compact, to provide that a single sales factor be used to apportion a multistate taxpayer’s income to Alabama effective for tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021. This rule, along with the other administrative rules pertaining to the Multistate Tax Compact, are being amended to incorporate those changes.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
Special Rules: Television and Radio BroadcastingAmendedAct 2021-1 amended Section 40-27-1, Code of Ala. 1975, of the Multistate Tax Compact, to provide that a single sales factor be used to apportion a multistate taxpayer’s income to Alabama effective for tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021. This rule, along with the other administrative rules pertaining to the Multistate Tax Compact, are being amended to incorporate those changes.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
Special Rules: Telecommunications and Ancillary Service ProvidersAmendedAct 2021-1 amended Section 40-27-1, Code of Ala. 1975, of the Multistate Tax Compact, to provide that a single sales factor be used to apportion a multistate taxpayer’s income to Alabama effective for tax periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021. This rule, along with the other administrative rules pertaining to the Multistate Tax Compact, are being amended to incorporate those changes.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
Off-The-Road Machinery – Definitions and ExemptionsAmendedThis rule has been reviewed and is being amended to add the previously referenced Attorney General Opinion language to the body of the rule for added clarification to taxpayers on the registration exemptions for off road vehicles.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, via web-conference.
AmendedPursuant to the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being amended to provide clarity regarding the taxability of signs.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, via web-conference.
Contractor’s LiabilityAmendedIn compliance with the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88 this rule has been reviewed and is being amended to provide contractors with clarity on the taxability of tangible personal property by removing unnecessary language and case quotes and providing these references to the court cases in the statutory authority language.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, via web-conference.
Soda Fountains And Ice Cream CabinetsRepealedIn compliance with the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being repealed as the rule has been determined to be antiquated in nature and unnecessary.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, via web-conference.
Credits for Contributions to Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs).AmendedIn compliance with the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule was reviewed and is being updated to clarify that a current year credit arising from an Scholarship Granting Organization donation must be applied before any carryforwards.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
New, RepealedThis rule is being repealed and replaced to provide more concise guidance for the certification, recertification, and issuance of all military and veteran license plates.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
Registration of Vehicles Used Exclusively To Transport Raw CottonRepealedIn compliance with the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being repealed as the rule is not necessary due to the statutory language already being clearly codified in Section 40-12-245.1, Code of Ala. 1975A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
Issuance of a Certificate of Title for an Imported Vehicle.AmendedThis rule has been reviewed and is being amended to include clarification on the requirement that titles are to be issued under surety bond when the source of ownership document from another country does not disclose security interests in the motor vehicle.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
Sales to Foreign Governments, Diplomatic and Consular OfficialsNew, RepealedPursuant to the Red Tape Reduction Act 2013-88, this rule has been reviewed and is being updated to correct code citations, provide headers, and update information that is no longer necessary.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.
E-Liquid and Alternative Nicotine Product Manufacturers CertificationNewPursuant to the passage of Act 2021-453, this rule is being promulgated to provide guidance to certifying e-liquid manufacturers and manufacturers of alternative nicotine products on the certification process for the statutorily required directory to be administered and maintained by the Department.A public hearing was held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, via web-conference.

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