The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) posted a notice on their website on October 1, 2020 stating that for the first time Alabama taxpayers holding either an ADOR-issued sales tax, rental tax, sellers use tax, lodgings tax, utility gross receipts tax, or Simplified Sellers Use Tax (SSUT) license must renew that license between November 1 and December 31 of this year– and every year thereafter. Thus, current licenses in these categories will automatically expire as of December 31, 2020 and, most importantly, won’t be valid beyond that date when the holder attempts to make a tax-exempt purchase for resale or for rental purposes. Note that consumer use tax licenses are not listed.

The following information will be required to be reviewed and/or updated:

  • Current Legal Name
  • Owner/Officer/Member Information
  • Phone number(s)
  • Social security numbers/FEINs
  • Location address(es) including d/b/a’s for each location
    • Main address
    • Location address(es)

The My Alabama Taxes (MAT) website will provide the ability for the business information to be verified and/or updated in order to generate a new license for the upcoming year.

Updated in new blog on November 5, 2020 with step by step guidance and FAQs.