Alabama LLC Requirements

After forming a limited liability company (LLC), you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability an LLC provides its owner(s). This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Alabama LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

  • Annual report. Alabama requires LLCs to file a Business Privilege Tax Return and Annual Report with the Department of Revenue on or before three and one-half months after the beginning of the LLC’s taxable year.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Alabama LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Alabama.
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. Alabama does not require a state tax identification number.

Business licenses

Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.

Additional Alabama information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Alabama: