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Finance Department - Tax Information


The City of Huntsville collects and administers the following taxes:


The City of Huntsville is a self-administered tax jurisdiction, which means that businesses report and pay local taxes directly to Huntsville. Businesses should complete a simple tax account registration form with the city to receive an account number for reporting purposes.

Most businesses report and pay on a monthly basis but the frequency of reporting can be different (quarterly, annually, occasional) based on the type of business and the average amount paid.

Tax returns are due by the 20th day of the month following the reporting period in which the tax is collected or accrued.
The City of Huntsville follows the same rules, regulations, definitions, and procedures as are adopted by the Alabama Department of Revenue for the purposes of collection and administration of sales, use, rental/leasing, or lodgings taxes.

EXCEPT tax rates may be different.


The City of Huntsville requires electronic filing through the State of Alabama ONE SPOT SYSTEM for SALES • USE • RENTAL • LODGING tax returns at no cost.


City of Huntsville returns for LIQUOR • TOBACCO • GASOLINE • WINE must be reported by mailing a paper form.

For privilege (business) license information, visit the Clerk-Treasurer site.

If you require information that is not addressed on this website, please call the Tax Administration office at (256) 427-5070 or send an email to financetax@huntsvilleal.gov.

Last update: November 20, 2013

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