2006 Alabama Code - Section 40-23-5 — Certain organizations and vendors exempt from payment of state, county and municipal sales and use taxes.

(a) The Diabetes Trust Fund, Inc., and any of its branches or agencies, heretofore or hereafter organized and existing in good faith in the State of Alabama for purposes other than for pecuniary gain and not for individual profit, are hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales or use taxes.

(b) The Chilton County Rescue Squad is hereby exempted from paying any sales or use taxes.

(c) The state headquarters only of the American Legion, the American Veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, also known as AMVETS, the Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, also known as VFW, Alabama Goodwill Industries and the Alabama Sight Conservation Association are hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales or use taxes.

(d) The Grand Chapter of all Orders of the Eastern Star and the South Alabama State Fair Association Southeastern Livestock Exposition of the State of Alabama and any of its agencies, heretofore or hereafter organized and existing in good faith in the State of Alabama for purposes other than for pecuniary gain and not for individual profit, are hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales and use taxes.

(e) The Alabama Goodwill Industries, Inc., of Birmingham is hereby exempted from paying any state, municipal, or county sales and use taxes.

(f) The Alabama Federation of Women's Clubs is hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales or use taxes.

(g) The National Conference of State Legislatures and the Council of State Governments are hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales or use taxes.

(h) All blind vendors associated with the Business Enterprise Program of the Department of Rehabilitation Services are hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales or use taxes.

(i) All vendors who are blind as defined by Section 1-1-3, and who are certified by the Department of Rehabilitation Services, are hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales or use taxes.

(j) The Elks Club, B.P.O.E., No. 1887, a corporation, is hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales or use taxes. Provided, however, that the exemption provided by this subsection shall not extend to any bar or dining room operation conducted by said Elks Club.

(k) The King's Ranch, Inc., is hereby exempted from paying any state, county or municipal sales or use taxes.

(l) The Eye Foundation, Inc., and any of its branches or agencies, heretofore, or hereafter organized and existing in good faith in the State of Alabama for purposes other than for pecuniary gain and not for individual profit, are hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales or use taxes.

(m) Any county public hospital association or any Alabama nonprofit membership corporation if one or more of its members is a county public hospital association, and any of its, or their, branches, agencies, lessees or successors organized pursuant to Section 10-3A-1 et seq., and which operates or maintains hospitals for purposes other than for pecuniary gain and not for individual profit, is hereby exempted from paying any state, county, or municipal sales and use tax of any nature whatsoever. Any of the taxes which were or may be assessed or collected subsequent to December 31, 1993, against any Alabama nonprofit membership corporation or any lessee of any county public hospital association organized as herein stated, pursuant to a lease in writing, will be remitted to the entity which paid them; and no action or proceeding against the association or nonprofit corporation may be instituted after the date by the State of Alabama or any county or municipality thereof or any agent or person acting on behalf thereof for the collection or enforcement of any sales or use tax of any nature whatsoever.

(n) There is hereby exempted from all state, county and municipal sales taxes the sale of food pursuant to the food distribution program conducted by Christian Service Mission, Inc., an Alabama not-for-profit corporation, in cooperation with World Share, Inc., to enable needy persons to purchase food at substantially discounted prices and in consideration of the performance of charitable or community work by such persons.

(o) Rescue service organizations operating within the State of Alabama which are exempt from federal income taxes under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, §501(c)(3) and which are members of the Alabama Rescue Services Association, Incorporated, are hereby exempted from any state, county and municipal sales and use taxes.

(p) Alabama Goodwill Industries, Inc., Goodwill Industries of Mobile Area, Inc., and Goodwill Industries of Central Alabama, Inc., are exempted from paying any state, county, and municipal sales or use taxes.

(q) The gross receipts from the sale of admissions to a sporting event conducted by the Senior Professional Golfers Association are exempted from any state, county, and municipal sales taxes.

(r) Volunteer, non-profit rescue units operating within the state which do not meet the criteria in subsection (o) but are licensed by the State Board of Health are exempt from any state, county, and municipal sales and use taxes.

(Acts 1975, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 154, p. 400; Acts 1975, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 149, p. 2892; Acts 1978, No. 670, p. 966; Acts 1978, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 77, p. 1766; Acts 1981, No. 81-790, p. 1388, §1; Acts 1981, No. 81-812, p. 1452; Acts 1984, No. 84-406, p. 954; Acts 1985, No. 85-574, §1; Acts 1985, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 85-915; Acts 1985, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 85-1000, p. 378; Acts 1987, No. 87-549, p. 842; Acts 1988, No. 88-543, p. 842; Acts 1989, No. 89-749, p. 1516; Acts 1989, No. 89-829, p. 1660; Acts 1991, No. 91-324, p. 643, §1; Acts 1993, No. 93-484, p. 777, §1; Acts 1993, No. 93-757, p. 1511, §1; Acts 1994, No. 94-596, p. 1103, §1; Acts 1995, No. 95-692, p. 1507, §1.)

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