Alabama Business Law Questions & Answers

Q: Are Alabama Non-Profit Corporations tax exempt? Are donations made to them tax-deductible?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Business Law for Alabama on
Answered on Dec 6, 2016

When properly established non-profit entities are exempt from federal and state income taxes, property tax, personal property tax, and state sales and use tax on purchases. They are still subject to employment tax withholding, sales and use tax withholding on sales of goods, and excise taxes. For the state tax issues I would highly suggest seeking a local tax attorney. You may have to apply separately for some or all of these exemptions and the applications tend to be extensive....

Q: Seeking the alabama code that requries all incorporations to be represented by an attorney in court

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 27, 2013

In small claims court, representation by an attorney is optional. ALA CODE § 12-12-31 : Alabama Code - Section 12-12-31

Q: Do i need a lawyer to get a liquor license in the state of alabama

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Alabama on
Answered on Apr 21, 2011

Not necessarily. It really depends on what your total situation is. If you are just trying to get a license for a job or other reasons you should contact the district office that works the county where the retail establishment is located and they should be able to provide all of the necessary instructions. However, if it is a business venture you are starting I would tell you that you should consult a lawyer to discuss the risks involved and ways to mitigate them.

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