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Photographers Owe Sales Tax on All Charges Other than Retainer

On September 8, the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Administrative Law Division (the “ALD”) issued a ruling that will likely send shock waves to photographers across the state, and if not successfully appealed or if applied...more

9/19/2014 - Photographs Sales & Use Tax

Important New and Amended ADOR Regulations Now in Effect

Replacement Local Nexus Rule: The Alabama Department of Revenue’s (ADOR) new local nexus regulation, Rule 810-6-5-.04.02, is now in effect and applies to all transactions occurring on or after January 1, 2014. The ADOR...more

1/3/2014 - Department of Revenue Nexus Sales & Use Tax

Long-standing Regulation Exempting Private Schools from Sales and Use Tax Held Invalid

In a ruling that could have widespread impact, the Alabama Department of Revenue’s (“ADOR”) Chief Administrative Law Judge Bill Thompson held that private schools in Alabama are not exempt from state or local sales and use...more

8/21/2013 - Private Schools Sales & Use Tax

Alabama Department of Revenue Withdraws and Replaces Proposed Local Nexus Rule - New Proposal Likely to be More Palatable to the...

The Alabama Department of Revenue (“ADOR”) has withdrawn its controversial proposed local nexus rule, Ala. Admin. Code prop. r. 810-6-5-.04.02, and replaced it with a proposal that is narrower in scope and more...more

8/2/2013 - Department of Revenue Nexus Proposed Regulation Sales & Use Tax Tax Rates

Eleventh Circuit Rules Alabama’s Sales Tax on Railroads Violates 4R Act; What’s Next?

In the latest decision in the ongoing saga between CSX and the Alabama Department of Revenue (“ADOR”), the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Alabama’s imposition of sales tax on diesel fuel purchases by...more

7/17/2013 - 4R Act Department of Revenue Fuel Tax Railroads Sales & Use Tax

Circuit Court Rules that State-Local Disconformity Cannot Benefit a Local Government

As with many states, Alabama provides an exemption from its sales and use tax if tangible personal property is purchased for the purpose of leasing or renting it to a third party. Alabama Code sections 40-23-1 and 40-23-63(4)...more

6/26/2013 - Leases Sales & Use Tax State and Local Government Tax Exemptions Third-Party

State & Local Tax Alert: Recent Developments in the State Taxation of Pass-Through Entities

In This Issue: - Nonresident Owner Nexus - Apportionment of Multistate Income - Entity-Level Income Tax Withholding - Composite Returns - Entity-Level Taxes - Issues Unique to S...more

6/19/2013 - Apportionment Due Process Income Taxes LLC Nexus Non-Resident Aliens S-Corporation Sales & Use Tax Shareholders Tax Rates Withholding Tax

Wrap-Up of Alabama Legislature Actions

The Alabama Legislature adjourned near midnight on May 20, closing a session that saw lawmakers grant final passage of the two operating budgets and of amendments to the controversial Alabama Accountability Act. With respect...more

5/30/2013 - Foreclosure Income Taxes New Legislation Property Tax Sales & Use Tax Tax Credits Tax Exemptions Taxpayers' Bill of Rights

Alabama DOR Issues Controversial Local Nexus Regulation: Would Dramatically Alter the Rule on Delivery Nexus

On April 30, the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) issued a proposed regulation regarding sellers’ obligations to collect and remit sales or use tax to Alabama cities and counties that would radically change the landscape...more

5/14/2013 - Jurisdiction Nexus Sales & Use Tax

New PARCA Report Examines State and Local Tax Burdens

A new report by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA), a well-respected nonprofit research organization headquartered at Samford University in Birmingham, shows that frequent statements during the 2012...more

5/6/2013 - Property Tax Sales & Use Tax State Taxes

Mississippi Legislature Passes Two Bills that Should Provide Greater Certainty to Businesses and Spur Economic Development

The Mississippi Legislature recently passed two bills that should provide greater certainty to businesses and spur economic development in the Magnolia State. House Bill 892, signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant on March...more

4/5/2013 - Audits Department of Revenue Manufacturers Sales & Use Tax Statute of Limitations Tax Exemptions

Several Alabama Business and Professional Associations Announce Their 2013 Tax Legislative Agendas: 2013 Session Shaping Up to Be...

In preparation for the 2013 session of the Alabama Legislature, which begins on February 5, several of Alabama’s most prominent business and trade organizations have finalized their 2013 legislative agendas. Most notably, the...more

1/29/2013 - Retail Market Sales & Use Tax Taxpayers' Bill of Rights

Nexus Not Established Merely by Sporadic Sales Call

The Administrative Law Division of the Alabama Department of Revenue has ruled that one sales call by a single salesman in a local taxing jurisdiction does not establish nexus with the local jurisdiction for purposes of...more

1/10/2013 - Nexus Sales & Use Tax Telephone Sales

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