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Manage Alabama Notices

This article applies to:Returns Central

Get the info you need to manage notices for Alabama, including submitting a power of attorney and understanding common issues.

Power of Attorney

Alabama requires a Power of Attorney (POA) for Avalara to resolve notices for you.

To submit a POA:

  1. Obtain and complete a Alabama Form 2848A Power of Attorney form
  2. Mail the completed POA form to the Alabama Department of Revenue at 50 North Ripley Street, Montgomery, AL 36104. Processing takes 4-6 weeks.
  3. Send the completed POA form and notice to us by submitting a case. Processing takes about 6 - 8 weeks.

After we have a POA on file, you don't have to submit another one unless something has changed.

This POA doesn't cover notices from local jurisdictions. If you receive a notice from a local jurisdiction, contact that jurisdiction to get a POA, if one is required.

Common Issues

These are the most common notice issues to resolve for Alabama. See Manage Tax Notices for additional details about resolving notice issues.

Issue Action

Electronic filing required for the state return

Paper returns will be processed, but it takes a very long time. Notices are generated in the meantime. 

Set up an online account with the state, then make sure your returns are scheduled to be filed electronically.

Prepayments on state returns Verify your prepayment status with Alabama.

Missing tax types on local returns

You're often registered for both sales tax and use tax accounts. Local jurisdictions often require that returns are filed for each tax type for each period, even if you don't owe any tax.


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