Many local businesses will soon have a single website to pay most of their state, county and city taxes, likely saving them time and money.
The Alabama Department of Revenue on Oct. 1 will launch its free Optional Network Election for Single Point Online Transactions or ONE SPOT program. The software will allow businesses to pay their sales, use and rental taxes through one website instead of making multiple payments to the different cities and counties where they operate. Streamlining the process could help cut down on the man-hours and money spent just to pay those taxes each month, some local business owners say.
The Department of Revenue has spent months developing ONE SPOT since the Alabama Legislature approved it last year. Businesses that operate in multiple cities and counties will be able to access the program through the department’s main website. Department of Revenue Deputy Commissioner Curtis Stewart said businesses can access the program using the login code they should already have to pay their state sales taxes.