DATE ISSUED: July 1, 2001
THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE RECENTLY
EXPANDED THE SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR WATER
Prior to the 2001 legislative session, the sale of water in bottles, cans, or other containers, to which minerals had been added at a water treatment facility regulated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, was exempt from sales tax.
Beginning July 1, 2001, the sale of such water to which minerals have been added, regardless of where they were added, is exempt from sales tax if no carbonation or flavoring has been added.
The sale of water, to which carbonation or flavoring has been added, in bottles, cans, or other containers, remains taxable.
References:Section 212.08(4)(a)1, Florida Statutes
Chapters 2001-225, Laws of Florida
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