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Alabama Income Taxes and AL State Tax Forms

Alabama State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2020  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2020) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a AL state return). The Alabama tax filing and tax payment deadline is April 15, 2021 May 17, 2021. Find IRS or Federal Tax Return deadline details.

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"The Heart of Dixie"

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 2020 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
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
Alabama, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties
1. Failure to File Penalty: 10% of tax due, or $50 which ever is greater.
2. Failure to Pay Penalty: Assessed if the taxpayer doesn't pay the tax after 30 days past the deadline, and amounts to 1% per month but will not exceed 25% of the tax due.
3. Underpayment Due to Negligence: An underpayment due to negligence penalty is assessed when the taxpayer fails to reasonably comply with Section 40 if the Alabama Code, also known as the Alabama Tax Code, and amounts to 5% of the tax due.
4. Underpayment Due to Fraud Penalty: Assessed when it is determined that the underpayment of the tax due was done fraudulently, and amounts to 50% of the underpaid tax.
5. Frivolous Return Penalty: Frivolous Return Penalty can amounts to as much as $250. A frivolous appeal penalty is imposed when it's determined that the appeal was filed with the purpose of hindering the collection of a tax, and amounts to $250 or 25% of the tax disputed in the appeal, whichever is greater.
6. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.
AL Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Alabama Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
Alabama Income Tax Brackets
AL Income Taxes by Tax Brackets and Rates
Alabama Income Tax Forms
AL Income Tax Forms by Tax Year
Alabama Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits are not subject to Alabama income taxes. The first $25,000 in severance payment or unemployment compensation paid by an employer as a result of "administrative downsizing" is not taxed in Alabama.

 

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2021 Alabama Income Tax Filing Deadlines

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2020. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2021 
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return
Prepare and eFile an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2021) and Alabama State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2021) until October 15, 2021. - eFileIT*
April 15, 2021 
2020 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2021
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2021 Alabama Tax Extension
Last day to eFile a 2020 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, 2021
via mail-in Forms. Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2020
Income Tax Return after the automatic April 15, 2021 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, 2021. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2021). Instructions on how to only prepare - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Alabama State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
2021, 2022, etc.
Other State Tax Returns Extensions Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2021, 2022, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Returns, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2024
2020 Alabama Income Tax Return Refund
The last day to file and claim your 2020 Alabama Income Tax Return. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2020 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2020 Alabama State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-File these state forms for 2020 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
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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 2020 you can e-File an IRS Tax Extension by April 15, 2021 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, 2021 due date. The extended e-File deadline is April 15, 2021 and the Alabama paper filing due date is October 15, 2021. 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 a payment online by creating an account at My Alabama Taxes.  However, if you still wish to pay by check/money order, you must file a Form 40V - before April 15, 2021.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by July 15, 2021.

The extended IRS/Alabama eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2021 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in an Alabama tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2021.

Alabama State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2020 Alabama Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Alabama income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Alabama tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Alabama paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form). 
Create an account with My Alabama Taxes to submit your payment. Make sure you select "Individual Income Tax" as your account type and you will need your Alabama Prior Year AGI to create your account. If you already have an account, log into your account.
Check the status of your direct payment
This is a free option if you want to pay your taxes owed via your bank account.
Submit a tax payment through the state tax agency's Official Payments site. When you're on the site, select the "State Tax", then choose "Alabama" as your State/Territory, "Alabama Dept. of Revenue - Individual Income Tax" for Payment Entity, and choose "Individual Income Tax" as your Payment Type.  After clicking Make a Payment enter your payment amount and choose either Debit or Credit Card.  From there you can either create an account or continue as a guest.  If you choose as a guest, follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, Filing Status).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is a convenience fee paying by card.
Check or Money Order with Form 40V
Complete voucher Form 40V and attach it to your check or money order payable to "Alabama Department of Revenue". Write your Social Security number and the tax payment period on the check. Mail them to the Form 40V address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Create an account with Alabama Department of Revenue to submit your estimated payment (or if you already have an account, log into your account) and choose "Individual - Form 40ES" as your account type. In your account, you can schedule all 4 of your quarterly payments in advance, enter and save your bank information, view your account history, and receive confirmation that the state tax agency accepted your payment. 2)  Complete voucher Form 40ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "Alabama Department of Revenue". Write your Social Security numbers and the tax period on the check or money order. Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form 40ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Alabama Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Alabama Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
AL Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
Alabama Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 154
Montgomery, AL 36135-0001
AL Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
Alabama Department of Revenue
P. O. Box 2401
Montgomery, AL 36140 -0001
AL Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Voucher Form 40V and check "Automatic Extension Payment". Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in the Payment Voucher 40V.  See above.
Alabama Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 327467
Montgomery, AL 36132-7467
AL Tax Payment: include voucher Form 40V
Alabama Income Tax
P.O. Box 327467
Montgomery, AL 36132-7467
AL Tax Estimate Payments: include Tax Year 2021 Form 40ES.
Alabama Department of Revenue
Individual Estimates
P. O. Box 327485
Montgomery, AL 36132-7485

 

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