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(a) The simplified sellers use tax due under the program is eight percent of the sales price on any tangible personal property sold or delivered into Alabama by an eligible seller participating in the program. The collection and remittance of simplified sellers use tax relieves the eligible seller and the purchaser from any additional state or local sales and use taxes on the transaction.
(b) The simplified sellers use tax collected by the eligible seller, at the rate of eight percent, shall be electronically reported in the manner prescribed by the department on or before the 20th day of the month next succeeding the month in which the tax accrues. The eligible seller shall remit the tax at the required rate or the amount of the tax collected, whichever is greater. The required monthly reporting from the eligible seller shall only include statewide totals of the simplified sellers use taxes collected and remitted, and shall not require information related to the location of purchasers or amount of sales into a specific locality. The department may not require an eligible seller to report and remit the simplified sellers use tax more frequently than is required for other sellers.
(c) No eligible seller shall be required to collect the tax at a rate greater than eight percent, regardless of the combined actual tax rates that may otherwise be applicable. Additionally, no sales for which the simplified sellers use tax is collected shall be subject to any additional sales or use tax from any locality levying a sales or use tax with respect to the purchase or use of the property, regardless of the actual tax rate that might have otherwise been applicable.
(d) The participating eligible seller shall collect the tax on all purchases delivered into Alabama unless the purchaser furnishes the eligible seller with a valid exemption certificate, sales tax license, or direct pay permit issued by the department. The eligible seller shall retain all exemption certificates, sales tax licenses, or direct pay permits in its files, or in such other manner as directed by the department.
(e) The eligible seller shall provide the purchaser with a statement or invoice showing that the simplified sellers use tax was collected and is to be remitted on the purchaser's behalf. The statement shall be in a manner prescribed by the department.
(f) The simplified sellers use tax levied under this section shall not be collected and remitted in lieu of the sales and use tax collected by a licensing official pursuant to Section 40-23-104.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alabama Code Title 40. Revenue and Taxation § 40-23-193 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/al/title-40-revenue-and-taxation/al-code-sect-40-23-193/
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