You may have heard about Act 2012-279 creating the “One Spot: Central Point of Electronic Return & Remittance” system. This Act creates a central point of electronic return and remittance by taxpayers for sales/use and rental/lease taxes to Alabama’s cities and counties. The Act received final passage April 26, 2012, and has been signed by Governor Bentley.

RDS supports this additional return and remittance option provided to taxpayers. As a leader in the local government tax electronic file and pay industry for more than 12 years, we have encouraged modernization of the return and remittance processes for local taxes.

What does this mean for you and your jurisdiction? With RDS as your tax administrator, your jurisdiction should not feel any negative impact from this new legislation. There are no changes from this legislation that will affect the responsibilities of your local government. We will continue to provide you with the capability to effectively serve your taxpayers and efficiently collect your local taxes.

This Act does not include administration of local taxes; it simply creates a portal where taxpayers can remit to multiple jurisdictions. RDS will continue to manage, on your behalf, the day-to-day functions such as tax administration, disbursement of funds, compliance, auditing, and taxpayer assistance. The 275+ cities and counties administered by RDS will continue to receive the highest quality of tax administration services offered in Alabama.

If you have any questions concerning this Act or the administration of your taxes, please contact me. I would be happy to discuss this additional option for Alabama taxpayers.

Thank you,
Stephen Morris
VP Marketing & Sales Operations
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Get the Facts: Act 2012-279

What You Need to Know About the “ONE SPOT: Central Point of Electronic Return & Remittance” System

 

What does ONE SPOT do?

The ONE SPOT system creates a central point of electronic return and remittance by taxpayers for sales/use and rental/lease taxes to Alabama’s cities and counties. While ONE SPOT is optional for taxpayers, all cities and counties are required to participate in this new filing system.

Will RDS support ONE SPOT?

Yes. RDS supports this additional return and remittance option provided to taxpayers. We will continue to provide you with the capability to effectively serve your taxpayers and efficiently collect your local taxes.

How will ONE SPOT affect my jurisdiction?

With RDS as your tax administrator, your jurisdiction should not feel any negative impact from this new legislation. There are no changes from this legislation that will affect the responsibilities of your local government.

How will ONE SPOT affect the services and level of service that RDS offers?

RDS will continue to manage, on your behalf, the day-to-day functions such as tax administration, disbursement of funds, compliance, auditing, and taxpayer assistance.

When will ONE SPOT be in effect?

ONE SPOT is scheduled to be in operation in time for returns and payments due in tax periods that begin after Sept. 30, 2013.

How can I learn more about ONE SPOT?

RDS will continue to keep you informed about ONE SPOT. Sign up to receive updates via email by sending your contact information to RDSInfo@revds.com. If you have questions regarding ONE SPOT, please call 334.272.2247, or email smorris@revds.com.