Alabama rebates will start being issued Friday. Find out if you will receive one here.
Published 11:29 am Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Starting on Friday, Alabama taxpayers will start receiving a one-time tax rebate.
To qualify for the one-time tax rebate, taxpayers must have filed a 2021 Individual Income Tax return on or before October 17, 2022.
Non-residents, estates or trusts, or anyone who was claimed as a dependent during the 2021 tax year do not qualify.
Qualifying taxpayers do not need to take any action to claim the rebate, which will begin being issued on December 1. Tax rebates will be automatically issued to all qualifying taxpayers.
The Alabama Department of Revenue will begin issuing tax rebates by direct deposit or paper check.
Alabama officials ask qualified taxpayers to allow time for their rebate to be received.
The amount of the tax rebate is based on each taxpayer’s 2021 tax year filing status. The rebate will be $150 for single, head of family, or married couples filing separate and $300 for married couples filing jointly. Married couples who filed joint 2021 Individual Income Tax returns will receive one rebate for $300.
Taxpayers can expect to receive a rebate based on how they received their 2021 tax year refund. If a taxpayer did not receive a 2021 tax year refund, the rebate can be expected by paper check.
If taxpayers received a 2021 refund by direct deposit, the same bank account will be used to issue a rebate by direct deposit.
Paper checks will be issued if taxpayers received their 2021 refund by paper check, banking information has since changed, the 2021 refund was received using a tax preparer’s account.
Paper checks will be mailed to the current address on file based on the most recent income tax return filing.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions from the Alabama Department of Revnue website:
What if the intended recipient of a rebate is deceased?
Taxpayers who filed a joint 2021 Individual Income Tax return and one of the individuals is now deceased will receive the married filing joint rebate of $300.
A rebate check will not be issued to a deceased person who filed a single, head of family or married filing separate 2021 Individual Income Tax return.
What if my spouse and I are now filing separate?
Taxpayers who filed a joint 2021 Individual Income Tax return but have subsequently filed separate 2022 Income Tax returns will be sent two separate checks for $150 each.
What if I am now married?
The rebate is based off your 2021 Individual Income tax filing. If you filed single, head of family, or married filing separate, you will receive the $150 rebate.
What if I filed jointly for both 2021 and 2022, just not with the same spouse?
Taxpayers who filed a joint 2021 Individual Income Tax return but have subsequently filed joint 2022 Income Tax returns with a different spouse will be sent two separate checks for $150 each.
How do I update my address?
Register for a My Alabama Taxes account and update your address before 5 p.m. on November 29.
If you have other questions, call 334-242-1170, and select option 1.