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Special Sales Tax Board


Contact Information

S. Kirk Keith, Manager

Jayne Pearce, Assistant Manager

Sherri Emerson, Secretary

Annette Maxwell, Revenue Enforcement

Clayton Brown, Revenue Examiner

David Channell, Accountant

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20738
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402

Phone: (205) 722-0540
Fax: (205) 722-0587

Office Location


Main Office:
Tuscaloosa County Special Tax Board
2620 6th Street, Suite 100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

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Tuscaloosa County Special Tax Board collects all of its own local taxes. All entities that currently conduct business in Tuscaloosa County should contact this office to determine any potential tax liability.


Please note all tax returns must be filed by the 20th of the following month or penalty and interest will be assessed.



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Tax Rates

The total maximum rate within Tuscaloosa County is 9%. The following is the breakdown for the Tuscaloosa County Special Tax Board.

  General Merchandise Automotive Manufacturing Machine
City Limit 3% .75% 1.125%
Police Jurisdiction 4% 1.125% 1.5%
Rural County 5% 1.5% 1.875%

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register an account?
An account can be registered with the Tuscaloosa County Special Tax Board by completing the New Business Application form and returning to our office.  If the account will be a Sales Tax or Seller’s Use Tax account, please include your State of Alabama sales tax number not the Federal Tax ID Number.

Can I file my tax return online?
Starting October 1, 2013, returns may be filed online through the Alabama Department of Revenue, My Alabama Taxes.

What is the penalty and interest for a late return?
A return is considered late if filed after the 20th of the following month the return is due. Penalty is 10% of the tax amount due. Interest is 1% per month the return is late.

How do I file an amended return?
Complete a new tax return for the erroneously filed month. Please state at the top of the form “Amended”. Include the backup information supporting the amended return. If the amended return results in a refund, a Petition for Refund must be completed and returned to our office.

Important Links

Sales and Use Tax Law

Sales and Use Tax Rules

State of Alabama

City of Tuscaloosa

City of Northport

Sales Tax Rate Map