State Income Tax

(No City/County Wage Taxes)


Tax Rate Range: 2% to 5%

Income Brackets: $500 to $3,000

Number of Brackets: 3


Personal Exemption:





Standard Deduction:


Married filing joint return/$4,000


Medical/Dental Deduction:

Limited to excess of 4% of adjusted gross income


Mobile County Sales Tax Rates

City Total Tax%
Bayou La Batre 9.0
Chickasaw 9.5
Citronelle 8.5
Creola 8.5
Dauphin Island 7.5
Mt. Vernon 9.5
Saraland 10.0
Satsuma 8.5
Mobile 10.0
Prichard 10.0
Unincorporated 5.5


Mobile County Revenue Commission 

The Revenue Commission is responsible for mapping, appraising, assessing and collecting property taxes in Mobile County. The commission grants tax exemptions to those who qualify and disburses collected taxes to state and county government agencies as directed by law.


Property Taxes
Assessment rates are:

10% residential

20% commercial

30% utilities


Rate per $1,000 assessed valuation

City of Mobile $ 7.00

Mobile County $20.50

State $ 6.50

School $17.50


A homestead exemption is available to all citizens who use their property exclusively as their home. The maximum amount of the exemption is $4,000 for state taxes and $2,000 for county taxes. Additional exemptions are available for persons over 65 years of age or disabled.


Taxes on Retirement Income

Social Security, civil service, state/local government and qualified private pensions are exempt. All out-of-state government pensions are tax-exempt if they are defined benefit plans.


Taxes on Military Retirement and Disability Pay – Retired pay and survivor benefits are not taxed.


VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) – Not subject to federal or state taxes.