All businesses located in the State of Alabama on October 1 (statutory lien date for ad valorem taxation) are required to submit a Business Personal Property Return for assessment of their business personal property assets.
If you are a new business on October 1 and you have never filed a Business Personal Property Return, please click the link below to obtain a return form. Business Personal Property Return forms must be submitted by December 31 annually.
Business Personal Property Return
Please complete the form and
206 Grand Ave SW
Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845 8517
If you have any questions, please call (256) 845 8515.
Business Already on File
All taxpayers that have submitted a Business Personal Property return in prior years will receive a return each year (in compliance with yearly reporting requirements) which must be completed and returned no later than December 31, in the same year.
The return you will receive from our office in September will provide on Part A, B, C, D, E, and F all data from your previous years submission. This information is provided to assist the property owner in adding, deleting, and/or changing any information necessary for reporting compliance as of the October 1 lien date.
OPPAL (Optional Personal Property Assessment Link)
OPPAL is a centralized online filing system for business personal property tax returns. All Alabama taxing jurisdictions will be required to accept business personal property tax returns filed using OPPAL; however, the system is optional to taxpayers. To file your Business Personal Property online click here.
Failing to File
Failure to make an assessment (return your Business Personal Property Return form) by the 3rd Monday in January will result in a ten (10 %) percent penalty and assessor fees added to the tax bill.