September 30, 2015

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Revenue

Exempt Entities Required to Obtain Exemption Certificate

Sept. 30, 2015Effective Jan. 1, 2016, groups and organizations which have a statutory exemption from sales, use and lodgings taxes will be required to obtain an annual certificate of exemption from the Alabama Department of Revenue.


The certificate, Form STE – 1, can be downloaded now from the department’s website at It can also be requested by calling 334-242-1490, faxing to the Exemption Unit at 334-353-7867, mailing to the Department of Revenue, Sales and Use Tax Division, Exemption Unit, P. O. Box 327710, Montgomery, AL 36132-7710, or emailing to Sales and Use Tax Division Representative Traci Sherlock at


Any company or individual who fails to obtain this certificate prior to Jan. 1, 2016, or who fails to renew a certificate prior to its expiration, will no longer be allowed to make tax-exempt purchases or rent tax-exempt accommodations.


For further information regarding procedures for filing the annual informational reports and penalties for non-compliance with reporting requirements, contact Traci Sherlock at 334-353-9680 or the email provided above.






Media contacts for more information:

­­­­­ADOR Communications/Publications Division

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

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