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TIP #00B07-02
DATE ISSUED: 06/05/00

Gas & Sulfur Production Tax Rates for 2000-2001

On July 1 of each year, the tax rates for production of gas and sulfur are adjusted as provided by law. The rates are calculated based on producer price indices published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the previous calendar year. These adjusted rates must be used in completing the Declaration of Estimated Gas and Sulfur Production Tax form (DR-144ES) beginning with the July 2000 estimated payment. This form will be mailed to all active accounts during the last week of July.

Gas Production

Base rate = $0.171 per MCF
Base rate adjustment = 0.81906
New tax rate effective July 1, 2000 = $0.140 per MCF

Sulfur Production

Base rate = $2.43 per ton
Base rate adjustment = 1.03577
New tax rate effective July 1, 2000 = $2.52 per ton



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.

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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:
Sections 211.025 and 211.026, Florida Statutes.