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TIP # 06B07-01
DATE ISSUED: March 31, 2006

Revised Date: December 15, 2006

Solid Mineral Tax Rates for Year 2006

Phosphate Rock and Heavy Minerals Producers

Each calendar year the tax rates for production of phosphate rock and heavy minerals are adjusted as provided by law. The rates are calculated based on producer price indices published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These adjusted rates must be used in completing the Declaration of Estimated Tax and Installment Payments of Solid Mineral Severance Tax (Form DR-142ES).

  Phosphate Rock Heavy Minerals
Base Rate $1.62 per ton $1.34 per ton
Base Rate Adjustment ** 2.1854
Year 2006 Tax Rate $1.68 per ton $2.93 per ton

**The method used to calculate the revised phosphate rock tax rate for 2006 was to multiply the 2005 tax rate for phosphate rock, as published by the Florida Department of Revenue by the ratio of phosphate rock prices for 2005 over the phosphate rock prices for 2004, as published by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Other Solid Minerals Producers

There was no change in the tax rate for production of other solid minerals. The tax remains 8% of the taxable value of other solid minerals produced.

References: Sections 211.31, 211.3101 and 211.3106, Florida Statutes, Rule 12B-7.0225, Florida Administrative Code



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