Alabama Department of Revenue
Sales Tax Rate Lookup

User Tips

USE OF ABBREVIATIONS

When using the Alabama Department of Revenue Sales Tax Rate Lookup application there are situations related to entering street addresses that allow for certain abbreviations. The following list contains acceptable abbreviations:

WORD
ACCEPTABLE ABBREVIATION
avenue
ave
circle
cir
drive
dr
east
e
highway
hwy
lane
ln
north
n
road
rd
south
s
street
st
trail
tr
west
w

When entering an address that references a county road or county route the address MUST be entered as county road or county rd. The word "county" cannot be abbreviated. The application does not recognize the term "route" or the abbreviation "rt".

NOTE: When entering abbreviations using mobile devices, the device spell checker may interfere with using abbreviations such as replacing "hwy" with "why".


OTHER TIPS

The Sales Tax Rate Lookup application does not require the capitalization of any street names or cities.

When entering an address that references an Alabama State highway, the most successful way to designate this is to enter the word highway or the abbreviation hwy. The word "Alabama" or abbreviation "AL" should not be used to designate Alabama State highways ? this will result in a "no sales tax rates found" error message. The word "state" should not be used when referencing a State highway ? this will also result in the previously mentioned error message.

When entering an address that references a United States (US) highway, the most successful way to designate this is to enter the word highway or the abbreviation hwy. The abbreviation "us" as in "us highway" may provide correct results, but can result in a "no sales tax rates found" error message.

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