DATE ISSUED: June 6, 2008
Florida law requires that a governmental entity must hold at least two public hearings before providing communications services within a community. Governmental entities are required to electronically provide the notice of public hearing to the Department of Revenue at least 40 days before the first public hearing.
Attached is a notice of public hearing to discuss whether DeSoto County should provide communications services. This notice will also be posted to the Tax Law Library within the Department of Revenue’s Internet site at www.myflorida.com/dor and to the Tax Information Publications webpage at www.myflorida.com/dor/tips.
By law, the notice is required to include: the time and place of the hearings, that the purpose of the hearings is to consider whether the governmental entity will provide communications services, the geographic areas proposed to be served by the governmental entity, and the services, if any, that the governmental entity believes are not currently being adequately provided. The notice must also state that any dealer who wishes to do so may appear and be heard at the public hearings.
References: Section 350.81, Florida Statutes
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 at 800-352-3671, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
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.