Alabama Begins Online Voluntary Disclosure and Nexus Submissions

Beginning October 1, 2018, Alabama will start accepting the following through online portals:

  • voluntary disclosure agreement applications; and
  • nexus questionnaires.

For October, the Department of Revenue will accept both manual and electronic applications and questionnaires. However, during this transition period, the department strongly encourages online submissions. The online systems allow the department to process applications and questionnaires more quickly.

Beginning November 1, 2018, the department will stop accepting manual applications and questionnaires.

About the Voluntary Disclosure Program

The voluntary disclosure program allows businesses to comply with Alabama laws and limit their exposure for retroactive taxes and penalties. The program permits agreements for the following tax types:

  • corporate income;
  • pass-through entity income;
  • financial institution excise;
  • business privilege;
  • state sales and use;
  • state-administered local sales and use;
  • rental;
  • lodgings;
  • utility privilege;
  • mobile telecommunications service; and
  • withholding.

About the Nexus Questionnaire

The nexus questionnaire allows businesses to provide information to the department to determine whether they have a tax filing obligation.

Where to Find the New Online Portals

The voluntary disclosure agreement system will be available at www.VDA.revenue.alabama.gov.

The nexus questionnaire will be available at www.nexus.revenue.alabama.gov.

Where to Get More Information

Taxpayers can get more information from the Tax Policy and Governmental Affairs Division at taxpolicy@revenue.alabama.gov.

News Release, Alabama Department of Revenue, September 18, 2018

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