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    Occupancy tax collection and remittance by Airbnb in Alabama

    State of Alabama

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the State of Alabama will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

    • Alabama State Lodging Tax: 4-5% of the listing price including any cleaning fee for reservations 179 nights and shorter. For detailed information, please visit Sales and Use Tax at the Alabama Department of Revenue website.
    • County Lodging and Rental Tax collected by the State: 1-6% of the listing price including any cleaning fee for reservations 179 nights and shorter. For detailed information, please visit Local Sales, Use, Lodgings Rental Tax Rates at the Alabama Department of Revenue website.
    • Municipality Local Lodging Tax collected by the State: 2-12% of the listing price including any cleaning fee for reservations 179 nights and shorter. For detailed information, please visit Local Sales, Use, Lodgings Rental Tax Rates at the Alabama Department of Revenue website.

    Auburn

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the City of Auburn, AL will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

    • Auburn Lodging Tax: 7% of the listing price including any cleaning fees, for reservations 179 nights and shorter. For detailed information, visit the City of Auburn Tax Information website.

    Birmingham

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the City of Birmingham, AL will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

    • Lodging and Hotel Tax: 6.5% of the listing price including any cleaning fees, for reservations 179 nights and shorter. For detailed information, visit the City of Birmingham Tax Filing website.
    • Lodging and Hotel Fee: $3 per room per night for all reservations. For detailed information, visit the City of Birmingham Tax Filing website.

    Gulf Shores

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the City of Gulf Shores, AL will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

    • Lodging Tax: 7% (3.5% in Police Jurisdiction) of the listing price, including any cleaning fees, for reservations up to 179 nights. For detailed information, visit the Gulf Shores Lodging Tax website.

    Mobile

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Mobile, AL will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

    • Lodging Tax: 8% (3% in Police Jurisdiction) of the listing price including any cleaning fees for reservations 178 nights and shorter. For detailed information, visit the Mobile Sales and Use Tax website.

    Montgomery

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Montgomery, AL will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

    • Transient Room Tax: 11% of the listing price including any cleaning fees for reservations 178 nights and shorter. For detailed information, visit the Montgomery License and Revenue website.

    Opelika

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the City of Opelika, AL will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

    • Lodging Tax: 7% of the listing price including any cleaning fees, for reservations 29 nights and shorter. For detailed information, visit the City of Opelika Tax Information website.

    Orange Beach

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the City of Orange Beach, AL will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

    • City of Orange Beach Lodging Tax: 7% of the listing price including any cleaning fees, for reservations 179 nights and shorter. For detailed information, visit the City of Orange Beach website.

    Tuscaloosa

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in the City of Tuscaloosa, AL will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

    • City of Tuscaloosa Lodging Tax: 11% of the listing price including any cleaning fees, for reservations 29 days or shorter. For detailed information, visit the City of Tuscaloosa Short Term Rental website.

    Find out more about how occupancy tax collection and remittance by Airbnb works.

    Note: Hosts located in these areas are responsible for assessing all other tax obligations, including state and city jurisdictions. Hosts with listings in these areas should also review their agreement with Airbnb under the Terms of Service and familiarize themselves with the Occupancy Tax provisions which allow us to collect and remit taxes on their behalf and explains how the process works. Under those provisions, hosts instruct and authorize Airbnb to collect and remit Occupancy Taxes on their behalf in jurisdictions where Airbnb decides to facilitate such collection. If a host believes applicable laws exempt the host from collecting a tax that Airbnb collects and remits on the host's behalf, the host has agreed that, by accepting the reservation, the host is waiving that exemption. If a host does not want to waive an exemption the host believes exists, the host should not accept the reservation.