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Florida New Tax Rates on Communications Services in 2013

  • Dec 5, 2012 | Gail Cole

The Florida Department of Revenue has announced changes to local communications services tax rates (CST). The new rates will take effect for "all bills issued on or after January 1, 2013, regardless of the date that the service is rendered or transacted."

"The local tax rate for CST includes both the local rate and the discretionary sales surtax," pursuant to the relevant CST statute and the discretionary sales surtax under the sales and use tax statute.

The following jurisdictions have a rate change stemming from a local ordinance:

January 2013 -CST Rate Changes Total Local Rate
Sneads - Jackson County 5.92%
Jupiter Inlet Colony - Palm Beach County 5.22%
Gulf Breeze - Santa Rosa County 4.80%
Raiford - Union County 5.72%
Walton Unincorporated Area - Walton County 1.60%
Defuniak Springs - Walton County 5.720%
Freeport - Walton County 2.20%
Paxton - Walton County 3.50%

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.