Alabama – Prescriptions for Animals are Taxable


SALT Report 2153 – The Alabama Department of Revenue issued a reminder regarding sales of prescription veterinary items and non-prescription veterinary items.  The Department notes that there has been some confusion regarding the taxability of these items when they are sold by retail pharmacies because most drugs and items sold by retail pharmacies are exempt.  However, this exemption from sales and use tax does not apply to drugs or medications sold for animal consumption.

Therefore, the Department warns that sales tax must be collected on all prescription and non-prescription items sold by licensed veterinarians or retail pharmacies for animal consumption.

For Further Information

Alabama Department of Revenue – Information Release