October 22, 2015

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Revenue

Exempt Entities: Have You Obtained Your Exemption Certificate?

Oct. 21, 2015Entities that are statutorily exempt from sales, use and lodgings taxes must obtain an annual certificate of exemption from the Alabama Department of Revenue by Jan. 1, 2016. These entities are encouraged to apply now to ensure their exemption is properly documented, as vendors must have these certificates on file to make their tax-exempt sales or lodgings.


The application for the Certificate of Exemption (FORM ST:EX-A1) can be downloaded from the ADOR website at http://revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/stexa1.pdf or obtained by calling 334-242-1490. Once completed, you may:


·      fax the application to the Exemption Unit at 334-353-7867; or,

·      mail it to the Alabama Department of Revenue, Sales and Use Tax Division, Exemption Unit, P.O. Box 327710, Montgomery, AL, 36132-7710; or,

·      email it to the Sales and Use Tax Division at STExemptionUnit@revenue.alabama.gov.


Any sales, use or lodgings tax-exempt entity which fails to obtain this certificate prior to Jan. 1, 2016 or who fails to renew the certificate prior to its expiration will no longer be allowed to make tax-exempt purchases or rent tax-exempt accommodations until such time a certificate of exemption is obtained or renewed.


For further information, contact Traci Sherlock at 334-353-9680 or LaShayla Jackson at 334-242-1262.







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Telephone: 334-242-1390; FAX: 334-242-0550

Website address: http://revenue.alabama.gov

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