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Alabama taxpayers are required to renew the State of Alabama Tax License annually

Overview

Beginning November 1, 2020, taxpayers will be required to renew the State of Alabama Tax License annually.

These tax types will be required to renew the State of Alabama Tax License each year:

• Sales Tax

• Rental Tax

• Sellers Use Tax

• Lodgings Tax

• Utility Gross Receipts Tax

• Simplified Sellers Use Tax

Go to the My Alabama Taxes (MAT) website to review and verify or update your business information to generate a new license for the upcoming year.

This article from the MAT website contains step-by-step instructions on renewing your Alabama tax license: Step-by-Step Instructions for License Renewal

FAQs

Do I have to renew my Alabama Tax License?

Yes. Beginning November 1, 2020, businesses that hold an Alabama Sales Tax, Rental Tax, Sellers Use Tax, Lodgings Tax, Simplified Sellers Use Tax and/or Utility Gross Receipts Tax account(s) are required to renew those licenses annually for the next tax year. 

One renewal process will update all of the required licenses for that entity.

Is the Tax License the same as the business license renewed in October each year?

No.  A Tax License is separate from a business license. The Tax License and its associated tax account is the number required to file and pay the taxes each month.

When can I renew my Alabama Tax License?

In November/December of each year, you will renew the Tax License through your My Alabama Taxes (MAT) account: https://myalabamataxes.alabama.gov. Once logged in to your account, click on the tax type to renew, and you’ll see the Renew license link in the I Want To section at the top.

Where do I renew my Alabama Tax License?

In November/December of each year, you will renew the Tax License through your My Alabama Taxes (MAT) account: https://myalabamataxes.alabama.gov.

Once logged in to your account, click on the tax type to renew, and you’ll see the Renew license link in the I Want To section at the top.

Is there a cost to renew my Alabama Tax License?

No. There is no cost for the renewal of the Alabama Tax License.

What information is required to complete the annual Alabama Tax License renewal?

In your account on the My Alabama Taxes (MAT) website , you will review and update this information:

  • Current Legal Name
  • Owner/Officer/Member Information
  • Phone number(s)
  • Social security numbers/FEIN’s
  • Main address and location address(es) including DBA’s for each location

What happens if I do not renew my Alabama Tax License during the allowed time?

The tax account associated with that Tax License will be closed and the license will no longer be valid for use.  Once the account is closed, you will need to reapply to open the account. 

For businesses that sell beer, wine and/or tobacco products, a new application may require a surety bond.

Will I be mailed my new Alabama Tax License?

No. The Tax License will be available for download or printing in your MAT account. 

To access the Tax License, login to your MAT account, click on the account type and under the I Want To section, click the Print license or the Print license for next year link, whichever is appropriate or available at the time.

NOTE:  If the license renewal is done before 4:00 p.m. CST, the Print license for next year will be available in the I Want To section on the next business day; if the renewal is done after 4:00 p.m. CST, the link will be available on the second business day.

Who can I contact to get help with my renewal or if I have questions?

You may call 334-242-1490 or send a message through your My Alabama Taxes account; go to your tax account and then click on the Ask a question link. 

You may also call your local taxpayer service center for assistance.  Locate your local taxpayer service center at:  https://revenue.alabama.gov/taxpayer-service-centers/.