Self-Employed and Business State Taxes

There are a number of forms required when you are self-employed or own your own business.

Income Taxes
Alabama is pushing to have all payments come to them through My Alabama Tax (MAT). Individual, business, sales tax, all of it.
Estimated and Self-Employment Taxes
Alabama also requires estimated taxes to be filed with the 40ES.
Sales Taxes
If you sell goods rather than offer services, you will have to pay sales tax to your state. Alabama has a list of which goods are exempt from sales tax in Alabama, and also the sales tax rates and due dates.
If you have employees...
Withholding Taxes
State: Generally, all employees must have State taxes withheld from their paychecks.
Local: Some cities, towns, and localities must have taxes withheld as well.
Withholding taxes are reported with the Form A-1 and paid by check, or reported and paid through My Alabama Taxes.
Unemployment Taxes
The State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) is not withheld from employee wages and are paid by the employer. Unemployment is reported at the Alabama Department of Labor.