Tax Tip: Sales Tax Increase

  • September 3rd, 2019
  • in News

Beginning October 1, 2019, the City of Tuscaloosa and the City of Northport will implement a 1% sales tax increase. This means that the total sales tax rate in both cities will increase from the previous 9% to a rate of 10%. Any City of Tuscaloosa or Northport taxable sales made by the University starting Oct 1 should have sales tax of 10% charged or included in the price. For any sales made prior to the rate change that are applicable to and will be reported in October forward, 10% tax will be reported and paid even if only 9% tax was withheld (ex. Athletic tickets sold in May for a game occurring in October).

For questions concerning the increase relating to your department, please contact Amanda Robinson For more information regarding citywide effects of the sales tax increase for the City of Tuscaloosa and the City of Northport, see the articles below, respectively.