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Florida Local Communications Services Tax Rate Changes, 2014


 Spoonbills in Titusville, Florida, don't care about the upcoming tax rate change.

The Department of Revenue has issued an information publication regarding upcoming changes to several local communications services tax rates, effective January 1, 2014.

The new rates apply to all bills issued on or after January 1, 2014.

Rate increases

  • Hernando County increases to 2.14% (from 1.7%);
  • Bowling Green, in Hardee County, increases to 5.6% (from 3.82%);
  • McIntosh, in Marion County, jumps to 5.22% (from 1.3%); and
  • Cooper City, in Broward County, increases to 5.22% (from 4.8%).

Rate decreases

  • Titusville, in Brevard County, decreases to 5.22% (from 5.42%); and
  • Indialantic, in Brevard County, decreases to 5.8% (from 6.2%).

The department notice urges caution in applying these rate changes prior to the issuance of a complete rate schedule in November. The notice addressed in this blog does not include changes to the county discretionary sales surtax. Counties have until November 16, 2013, to notify the Department of Revenue of any such changes.

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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.