Start a Business in Alabama

When you’re ready to start a new business, you need to understand your state’s rules, procedures and requirements. Choose the Guide to Starting a Business in your state and get the process started.

When starting a new business, there are many important decisions to be made and many rules and procedures to be followed. While there is no single source for all filing requirements, the following state resources have been developed to assist you in starting your business.

Guide to Starting a Business

Business Registration, Permits and Licenses

Tax Information & Forms

  • Alabama Department of Revenue The Department of Revenue administers the tax laws of the State. The Department of Revenue also administers the State Lottery (if the State has one), and is responsible for collecting all taxes such as Personal Income Tax, Sales Tax, all corporate taxes, and all other state taxes.
  • Alabama Tax Online Registration System Alabama's Business Tax Online Registration System is a service provided by the Alabama Department of Revenue at no charge to the registrant. It is an Internet-based system developed to provide taxpayers with the capability of registering from their personal computer.

Help & Advice

  • Birmingham - North Alabama SCORE The Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides management assistance to prospective and current small business owners. SBDC is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments.
  • Alabama Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government that aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small businesses.

Additional Resources

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