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
- Apply to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services for a " . . . certification of the authorized sales tax refund amount."
- 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.