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Florida Renewable Energy Tax Refund

  • Jun 7, 2012 | Will Frei

A Florida sales and use tax refund for equipment purchased for renewable energy technologies will be available starting July 1, 2012. 

The refund applies to the following:

  • "Materials used in the distribution of biodiesel (B10-B100), ethanol (E10-E100), and other renewable fuels, including fueling infrastructure, transportation, and storage for these fuels.
  • Gasoline fueling station pump retrofits for biodiesel (B10-B100), ethanol (E10-E100), and other renewable fuels distribution."

In order to qualify for the refund a taxpayer must

  1. Apply to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for a " . . . certification of the authorized sales tax refund amount."
  2. Submit an Application for Refund -- Sales and Use Tax (Form DR-26S*) to the Department of Revenue ". . . within 6 months of the date of the written certification, and must include a copy of the certification."

The refund will be remitted 20 days after the Department processes the application.

The provisions for this exemption will expire July 1, 2016.

*Search under "Refunds" for both online and printable versions of this form.

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Will Frei
Avalara Author Will Frei
Will Frei covers sales tax news including best practices, legislation and sales tax technology. He is the Social Media Manager at Avalara.