Alabama Income Taxes and AL State Tax Forms

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Alabama State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with an IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. In January 2020, you can e-File Tax Year 2019.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Alabama State Tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - an Alabama Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news, please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - an Alabama 2018 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Prepare only a AL State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
Where Is Your Alabama Tax Refund Money
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Alabama Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Alabama Income Tax Extension
Alabama Income Tax Amendment
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your AL Tax Return was rejected by the AL Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Alabama Tax Return.
How to Pay Income Taxes

 

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2019 Alabama Income Tax Filing Deadlines

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2018. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return
Prepare and eFile an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2019) and Alabama State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2019) until October 15, 2019. - eFileIT*
Expired:
April 15, 2019
2018 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2019 Alabama Tax Extension
Last day to eFile a 2018 Alabama State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only eFile (to file by paper see below) Alabama Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT*
October 15, 2019
via mail-in Forms. Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2019 Alabama Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got an automatic AL Tax Extension to file their Alabama Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is Oct. 15, 2019. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2019). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Alabama State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
2019, 2020, etc.
Other State Tax Returns Extensions Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2019, 2020, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Returns, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2022
2018 Alabama Income Tax Return Refund
The last day to file and claim your 2018 Alabama Income Tax Return. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2018 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2018 Alabama State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-File these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your Federal and State Income Tax Return. As you proceed through the tax interview on eFile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the State Tax Agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
eFileIT Now*
Form 40
Individual Income Tax Return
Form 40ES
Individual Estimated Tax Form
Form 40NR
Nonresident Income Tax Return
Form 40V
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form 2210AL
Underpayment Penalty of Estimated Tax
Form 4952A
Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Schedule A
Itemized Deductions
Schedule CR
Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States
Schedule D
Net Profit or Loss
Schedule DC
Donation Checkoffs
Schedule E
Supplement Income/Loss
Schedule OC
Other Available Credits
Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate
Cannot be efiled

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Automatic Alabama Income Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2018 you can e-File an IRS Tax Extension by April 15, 2019 for free on eFile.com (instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not). Unlike the IRS, Alabama grants all taxpayers an automatic 6-month extension (which means you do not file an extension in Alabama) of time to file penalty free beyond the April 15, 2019 due date. The extended e-File deadline is Oct. 15, 2019 and the Alabama paper filing due date is October 15, 2019. Keep in mind however, an Alabama or IRS tax extension does not extend the due date to pay owed taxes or income tax liabilities penalty free.

If you owe Alabama and/or IRS income taxes and don't pay them by Tax Day, you will be charged Alabama and IRS late tax payment penalties. Calculate and estimate IRS late payment penalties. If you expect to owe taxes, and you are going to take advantage of the Alabama automatic extension of time to file, you should still pay what you owe and submit an Form 40V - before April 15, 2019.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2019.

The extended IRS/Alabama eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2019 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a Alabama tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2019.

2018 Tax Year Alabama Tax Forms

Alabama State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. Details on how to only prepare and print a Alabama 2018 Tax Return.  The AL Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Individual Estimated Tax Form
Nonresident Income Tax Return
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Underpayment Penalty of Estimated Tax
Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Itemized Deductions
Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States
Net Profit or Loss
Donation Checkoffs
Supplement Income/Loss
Other Available Credits
Tax Amendment

2017 Tax Year Alabama Tax Forms

Alabama state income tax forms for tax year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017) can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign and mail them to the Alabama Department of Revenue. The 2017 IRS Tax Forms are listed here.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Income Tax Return
Individual Estimated Tax Form
Nonresident Income Tax Return
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Underpayment Penalty of Estimated Tax
Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Itemized Deductions
Credit for Taxes Paid to Other States
Net Profit or Loss
Donation Checkoffs
Supplement Income/Loss
Other Available Credits
Tax Amendment

Alabama Tax Facts, Information

Alabama Tax Information and Contacts

AL Tax Type
Description
Alabama Income Tax Code
Alabama has a general state sales/use tax rate of 4%. Automobiles have a 2% tax rate. Vending machines have two types of tax rates: 3% for food products; 4% for other products. There's a 4% tax rate for amusements.
Sales Tax Holidays
February 21-23, 2019
  • Hurricane preparedness: any portable generator and power cords $1,000 or less
  • Hurricane preparedness: qualified supplies (cell and volt batteries, cell phone supplies, portable flashlights, etc.) $60 or less
July 19-21, 2019
  • Back to school: qualified clothing $100 or less
  • Back to school: computers, software, and supplies $750 or less
  • Back to school: school supplies, art supplies, instructional material $50 or less per item (non-commercial purchases)
  • Back to school: books $30 or less per book (non-commercial purchases)
Alabama Tax Fact
  • The state of Alabama does not allow taxpayers to deduct child care expenses, and there is no child care tax credit available.
  • You cannot claim a foster child, friend, cousin, your spouse, or yourself as a dependent on your AL state tax return.
  • The Head of Household filing status is known as "Head of Family" in Alabama. However, claiming a foster child as a dependent doesn't qualify a taxpayer to file as "Head of Family".
  • Alabama has a 10-cent tax on playing cards.
Alabama Tax Payment Options
Alabama State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the AL Dep. of Revenue

 

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