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Business Personal Property

In accordance with Alabama law it is the duty and responsibility of the Revenue Commissioner's office to appraise all business personal property, based on the original cost with allowances for depreciation due to age.  To determine the value of business personal property, we use the guidelines set forth in the Alabama Personal Property Appraisal Manual issued by the Department of Revenue Ad Valorem Tax Division.  Utilization of standardized methods ensures uniformity among all business personal property appraisals across the State.

Some factors which affect a property's market value are the business type, type of equipment, acquisition year and date.

In Alabama, business personal property is categorized as Class II property with an assessment level of twenty (20%) percent of market value.

Some examples of business personal property are:

  • add-on equipment to motor vehicles
  • air conditioning-window units
  • appliances in apartments and/or rental property
  • auto-call and telephone systems
  • bank vault doors
  • booths for welding
  • bowling alley lanes
  • bucket elevators
  • car wash equipment
  • control booths
  • conveyor systems
  • coolers-free standing
  • cranes
  • dock levelers, bumpers and weather seals
  • drapes
  • exit alarms
  • fire alarm systems
  • floors-raised floors-computer rooms
  • grain bins
  • telephones
  • racks and shelving
  • safe deposit boxes
  • scales
  • signs
  • tanks
  • towers
  • well pumps, casing, motor equipment, and more

 

BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY APPEALS

Please click on the link here to file an online appeal with the Business Personal Property Department or you may email the department  here .

 

 

Business Personal Return Form

Please complete and mail to the Montgomery County Appraisal Department-BPP Division, 131 S. Perry St., Montgomery, AL  36104

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