This guide will show you how to get a sales tax permit (also called a sellers’ use tax permit) in Alabama quickly.

If you are getting sales tax permits in multiple states, you should take advantage of our free sales tax permit registration program. 



Where to Register: Alabama MAT

Registration Fee: Free

Renewal Required?: No

Turnaround Time: 3-5 Days

Do You Need a Sales Tax Permit in Alabama?: From the Alabama DOR’s Website: “A retail vendor has “nexus” in Alabama if they have a physical presence in Alabama, such as a retail store, warehouse, inventory, or regular presence of traveling salespeople or agents, or has established remote entity nexus. “ 


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What’s Required to Register:

  • Personal information of owners/members
  • Business identification information (EIN, address, etc.)
  • Date of effective nexus
  • Nexus triggering activities
  • Business entity type
  • County you’d like to collect local tax in (if applicable)
  • Copy of form 8832 (if elected to be taxed as a corporation or partnership)

Special Tips for Alabama Permit Registration: 

You will need a “sellers’ use tax permit’ if you have no physical presence in Alabama, otherwise, you will need a sales tax permit.

Make sure you ‘validate’ the zip code for each address, or it won’t let you move forward.

You are required to complete the local tax section, even if you aren’t collecting local tax. If you are from out-of-state and are not collecting local taxes, be sure to indicate your home state as where you are collecting local tax.

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Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.


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