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TIP # 06B05-04
DATE ISSUED: December 8, 2006

Fuel Taxes Adjusted Beginning January 1, 2007

Beginning January 1, 2007, the statewide tax rates on motor fuel and diesel fuel will increase. Florida law requires annual adjustments to the state fuel tax rates and the State Comprehensive Enhanced Transportation System (SCETS) tax rate, based on the National Consumer Price Index.

Motor Fuel

The state tax rate on motor fuel will increase from 14.9 cents per gallon to 15.3 cents per gallon. Please see the enclosed Year 2007 State Taxes, Ninth-Cent, Local Option, Additional Local Option and SCETS Motor Fuel Taxes chart for the appropriate fuel tax for your county.

Diesel Fuel

The tax rate on diesel fuel will increase from 27.9 cents per gallon to 28.5 cents per gallon statewide. This rate is based on the total of the state tax rate on diesel fuel, which will increase from 14.9 cents per gallon to 15.3 cents per gallon, and the SCETS and local option tax rates, which will increase from 13.0 cents per gallon to 13.2 cents per gallon statewide.

Aviation Fuel

The state tax rate on aviation fuel will remain at 6.9 cents per gallon.

Minimum Local Option Tax Collected at Fuel Terminals

Terminal Suppliers − In addition to the $0.153 state fuel taxes collected at the loading rack, terminal suppliers must also collect a minimum local option fuel tax in the amount of $0.102 on each gallon of gasoline sold to licensed wholesalers. Total fuel taxes collected by terminal suppliers on gasoline sold to wholesalers shall be $0.255 per gallon.

Wholesalers − Wholesalers must remit to the Department of Revenue the local option tax on gasoline sold to retail dealers or end-users above the minimum $0.102 collected by terminal suppliers.

Counties with Local Option Tax Rate Changes

Additionally, beginning January 1, 2007, county rate changes take effect in Manatee and Pinellas Counties. Please see the enclosed Year 2007 State Taxes, Ninth-Cent, Local Option, Additional Local Option and SCETS Motor Fuel Taxes chart for the appropriate fuel tax for your county.

Filing Your Return

January 2007 returns, reflecting new tax rates, will be mailed to fuel tax licensees in mid-January. The January return is due February 1, 2007, and is late after February 20, 2007. Failure to properly file a tax return may result in the assessment of penalty and interest and loss of the collection allowance.

References: Chapter 206, Florida Statutes; Rule Chapter 12B-5, Florida Administrative Code.




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 Internet site at www.myflorida.com/dor. Or call Taxpayer Services, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at 800-352-3671 or 850-488-6800.

Persons with hearing or speech impairments may call our TDD at 800-367-8331 or 850-922-1115.

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