2017 Mobile County, Alabama Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax - Mobile County
|Tax Jurisdiction||Sales Tax|
|Alabama State Sales Tax||4.00%|
|Mobile County Sales Tax||1.00%|
|City Sales Tax||N/A|
|Special Sales Tax||0.50%|
|Combined Sales Tax||5.50% [Is this data incorrect?]|
The Mobile County, Alabama sales tax is 5.50% , consisting of 4.00% Alabama state sales tax and 1.50% Mobile County local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 1.00% county sales tax and a 0.50% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).
- The Mobile County Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Mobile County
- Mobile County collects a 1.5% local sales tax, less than
the 3% max local sales tax allowed under Alabama law
- Mobile County has a lower sales tax than 94% of Alabama's other cities and counties
Mobile County Alabama Sales Tax Exemptions
In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Many municipalities exempt or charge special sales tax rates to certain types of transactions. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Alabama state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.
Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Alabama's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Mobile County.
Mobile County Sales Tax Calculator
All merchants operating in Mobile County must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Alabama Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Alabama sales tax.
Mobile County Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes
The Mobile County sales tax region partially or fully covers 7 zip codes in Alabama. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Alabama here
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- Learn more about the Alabama sales tax
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- Mobile County sales tax rate map (by SalesTaxHandbook)
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