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Local Cities and Counties Tax Rates Text File

  • Local Cities and Counties Tax Rates Text File

The taxrates.txt file is a comma-delimited text file (i.e. fields separated by commas), that contains local tax rate information for all Alabama cities and counties that levy a sales, use, lodgings or rental tax (includes both state-administered local taxes and nonstate-administered local taxes). This text file should be compatible with practically any spreadsheet or database application. This file will be updated on a monthly basis by the Sales and Use Tax Division. The help.txt file is a Help file intended to be used with the downloadable taxrates.txt file.

  • taxrates.txt – Original file which includes current and historical information.
    (Updated for December 2023)
  • taxrates_current.txt – A “taxrates” file with current, active information only. 
    (Updated for December 2023)
  • help.txt (Help File provides instructions and descriptions of the data included in the taxrates.txt file.)

To download the taxrates.txt file:

  • Right click on the above taxrates.txt or taxrates_current.txt file.
  • Click “Save As” or “Save Target As.”
  • Save the file to your hard drive.
    • The comma delimited file can be imported into Excel or a database, OR
    • Change the file extension from txt to csv, and the file will automatically open in Excel when double-clicked.