Madison County Sales Tax Department

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Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm 

Physical Office Address: 819 Cook Avenue, Suite 123, Huntsville, AL 35801

Office: 256-532-3498
Fax: 256-532-3760

Betty Peterson, Director


Returns may be filed one of three ways:

Mailing Address:
100 Northside Square
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Companies which are required to pay sales and/or use tax in Madison County may obtain applications from this office or click here to fill out and print the Application for Sales and/or Use Tax.

Payment is due by the 20th of the month; mailed payments must be postmarked by the 20th to avoid penalties.

Madison County sales tax returns and payments may be made online at If you file online, you must pay online using electronic transfer of funds.

Due to confidentiality requirements, we cannot discuss a sales tax account with anyone except an owner or an individual designated by the owner. The power of attorney form should be submitted to make that designation.

 Sales Tax Table November 2018

 *These taxes are administered by the Madison County Sales Tax Department.

Table of tax rates provided only as a courtesy, taxpayers should contact each municipality for official information.


Click here for previous years of sales tax collection for education.

Click here for history of allocation to all three public school systems.


STATE TAX - Electronic filing, please contact the Alabama Department of Revenue for details (256-837-2319)

CITY TAX - Huntsville's 4.5% sales tax is collected by City of Huntsville (256) 427-5071

City of Madison collects its own tax (256-772-5654)
City of New Hope collects its own tax (800-556-7274)
City of Gurley collects its own tax (256-776-3313)
All other cities collected by the State of Alabama (256-837-2319)

COUNTY TAXES - both paid on the yellow form to Madison County or online at


1/2% county-wide tax applies everywhere in Madison County.
1% tax applies everywhere in Madison County (including Redstone Arsenal), except within the city limits of Huntsville.

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