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TIP # 00A01-08
DATE ISSUED: 06/19/00

Printers Are Not Responsible For Collecting
Sales Tax on Certain Printed Materials

Beginning July 1, 2000, a printer is relieved of the responsibility of collecting sales tax from the customer when the printer delivers printed materials to the United States Postal Service for mailing to persons located both within and outside Florida. However, if all or substantially all of the printed materials will be mailed to persons located within Florida, the printer continues to be obligated to collect sales tax.

There is a presumption that all materials printed at a printing facility in Florida are mailed to persons located within Florida, and, hence, that the printer must collect tax. The presumption is overcome, however, if the customer gives the printer a certificate stating that the printer is to deliver the printed materials to the United States Postal Service for mailing, at least in part, to persons located outside Florida. A suggested form of certificate is attached.

When the printer is relieved of the responsibility for collecting the tax, the printer's customer must pay sales or use tax directly to the Department of Revenue for printed materials mailed to persons located within Florida.



FOR MORE INFORMATION

This document is intended to alert you to the requirements contained in Florida laws and administrative rules. It does not by its own effect create rights or require compliance.

For forms and other information, visit our site at www.myflorida.com/dor. Or call Tax Information Services, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m., to 7:00 p.m., ET, at 800-352-3671 (for Florida residents only), or 850-488-6800

Hearing- or speech- impaired persons should call our TDD at 1-800-367-8331 or 850-922-1115.

For a detailed written response to your questions, write the Florida Department of Revenue, Tax Information Services, 1379 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32304-2716.

To receive a fax copy of a form, call 850-922-3676 from your fax machine telephone.

References:
HB 879

SUGGESTED CERTIFICATE FOR PRINTED MATERIALS

TO BE MAILED PARTLY OUTSIDE FLORIDA

FOR USE ON OR AFTER JULY 1, 2000

_______________________________ (Name of Purchaser of Printed Materials) certifies that he or she has placed an order, dated or numbered or otherwise described as follows:

___________________________________________________________________ with _______________________________ (Name of Printing Facility) for the printing of certain materials, and as a part of that order the Printing Facility has agreed to deliver the printed materials to the United States Postal Service for mailing to an agreed list of persons.

The above-named Purchaser further certifies that, based on the mailing list, none or less than a substantial part of the printed materials will be mailed to persons located in this state.

The Purchaser understands that, as a result of this certification, the Printing Facility has no obligation to collect any sales or use tax for the printed materials from the Purchaser, and that the Purchaser must pay sales or use tax directly to the Department of Revenue for all printed materials in the above order that are mailed to persons located within Florida. Such tax is due on the first day of the month following the sale of the materials and is delinquent on the 21st day of that month.

___________________________________ ___________________________________
Purchaser's Name (Print or Type) Florida Sales Tax Number
___________________________________ ___________________________________
Signature and Title Date
___________________________________ ___________________________________
Federal Employer Identification Number Telephone Number
 

(F.E.I.) or Social Security Number

(Form to be retained in Printing Facility's records)