Alabama Income You MUST Report
All income is subject to Alabama income tax unless specifically exempted by state law. The term "income" includes, but is not limited to salaries, wages, commissions, income from business or professions, alimony, rents, royalties, interest, dividends, and profits from sales of real estate, stocks, or bonds. Military pay is taxable income except for compensation received for active service in a designated combat zone.
- Wages including salaries, fringe benefits, bonuses, commissions, fees, and tips.
- Dividends (Schedule B).
- Interest on bank deposits, bonds, notes, Federal Income Tax Refunds, mortgages on which you receive payments, accounts with savings and loan associations, mutual savings banks, credit unions, etc. (Schedule B).
- Original Issue Discount (Schedule B).
- Distributions from an Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) including SEPs and DECs, if you excluded these amounts in a prior year.
- Bartering income (fair market value of goods or services you received in return for your services).
- Business expense reimbursements you received that are more than you spent for the expenses.
- Amounts received in place of wages from accident and health plans (including sick pay and disability pensions) if your employer paid for the policy.
- Alimony or separate maintenance payments received from and deductible by your spouse or former spouse.
- Life insurance proceeds from a policy you cashed if the proceeds are more than the premium you paid.
- Profits from businesses and professions (Federal Schedule C or C-EZ).
- Your share of profits from partnerships and S Corporations (Schedule E).
- Profits from farming (Federal Schedule F).
- Pensions and annuities other than those listed here.
- Lump-sum distributions, endowments.
- Gains from the sale or exchange (including barter) of real estate, securities, coins, gold, silver, gems, or other property (Schedule D).
- Gains from the sale of your personal residence as reported on your Federal return.
- Rents and Royalties (Schedule E).
- Your share of estate or trust income (Schedule E).
- Prizes and awards (contests, lotteries, and gambling winnings).
- Income from sources outside the United States.
- Director’s fees.
- Fees received as an executor or administrator of an estate.
- Embezzled or other illegal income.
- Refunds of federal income tax if deducted in a prior year and resulted in a tax benefit.
- Payments received as a member of a military service are taxable except for combat pay and certain allowances.
- Property transferred in conjunction with performance of services.
- Jury duty pay.
For more information go to the 2015 Alabama Form 40 Booklet or click here.