ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE BACK TAX RELIEFGet started resolving your state tax liabilities using the information below. If you still need help, reach out to us using the contact form to the right of this page.
AL-DOR Monthly Payment Plan
The AL-DOR has revised their Plain Talk About Your Tax Liability Fliers (Part 1 and Part 2) on their website. Unfortunately, they don’t really give you much specific information about what to do when you owe back taxes.
This web page offers some more basic information and includes a link to their Collection Information Statement and Installment Agreement request form.
The Installment Agreement rules to pay back taxes over time state that 12 months will be given with a balloon payment at the end. It also states that the Installment Agreement may be renewed for another 12 month period at the Department of Revenue’s discretion.
State of Alabama Offer in Compromise
As I write this, the Offer in Compromise is not an option to resolve your back taxes owed to the Alabama Department of Revenue.
AL-DOR Taxpayer Bill of Rights (6) INSTALLMENT AGREEMENTS (d) Abatement of penalty states -
"The department shall abate any penalty attributable to erroneous written advice furnished to a taxpayer by an employee of the department. However, this section shall apply only if the department employee provided the written advice in good faith while acting in his or her official capacity, the written advice was reasonably relied on by the taxpayer and was in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer, and the penalty did not result from the taxpayer's failure to provide adequate or accurate information."
In plain talk this means that the AL-DOR doesn't remove penalties very often for those that fall behind with their tax obligations.
If you have an issue solving a problem with the AL-DOR contact Taxpayer Advocacy at (334) 242-1055.
page last revised 10/01/2021