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TIP #07B04-01
DATE ISSUED:  December 19, 2007

DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX FILING FREQUENCY CHANGED TO MONTHLY
BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2008

Your filing frequency for documentary stamp tax has been changed to a monthly reporting status effective January 1, 2008. This change is required because you paid more than $1,000 in documentary stamp tax during the period of July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. You will receive a personalized documentary stamp tax return (Form DR-225) for the month of January and each month thereafter.

Monthly tax returns are due no later than the 20th day of each month following the collection period. However, if the 20th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, federal, or state holiday, tax returns are not considered late if they are postmarked on the first business day following the 20th. Your first monthly tax return will be for the January 1-31, 2008, collection period and will be due no later than February 20, 2008.

Please note that this change applies only to your filing frequency with the Department of Revenue for documentary stamp tax. This change does not affect any other taxes you may remit to the Department or taxes administered by a local government.

The Department offers the convenience of paying documentary stamp tax via electronic funds transfer (EFT) using our telephone payment system. To enroll for e-Services and pay your 2008 taxes electronically, go to the Department’s Internet site at www.myflorida.com/dor/eservices, and click on "Enroll." Once you have successfully enrolled, your user information will be provided to you.

References:  Section 201.133, Florida Statutes; Rule 12B-4, Florida Administrative Code.

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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 website 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.

For a detailed written response to your questions, write the Florida Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services, MS 3-2000, 5050 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0112.