Alabama: State Tax ID and Local Tax ID
What is the difference between the State Tax ID and the Local Tax ID?
To our understanding, when you register for a sales tax/seller's use tax license with the state of Alabama, the state will issue both a state tax ID as well as a local tax ID.
- Both have 14 digits (including hyphen)
- If your Tax Account ID is a Sales Tax ID, it will begin with "SLS," If your Tax Account ID is a Seller's Use Tax ID, it will begin with "SLU," If your Tax Account ID is Simplified Sellers Use, it will begin with "SSU."
- The Local Tax ID will begin with "LCL."
- The Tax IDs for SLS/SLU and LCL tax accounts are usually different by 1 digit
Both the state and local IDs are required to enroll in AutoFile for Alabama.
- Simplified Sellers Use tax licensees will not have a Local Tax ID.
- Please duplicate your Account ID field for Local Tax, if you are an SSUT customer.
Please Note that when you enroll in AutoFile Alabama, TaxJar will submit a return for:
- State sales taxes, and
- Local taxes for State Administered counties and cities
- TaxJar will NOT AutoFile sales tax returns for Self (Non-State) Administered localities. (See more details about this here.)