DATE ISSUED: April 15, 2008
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. Use the adjusted rates when completing the Declaration of Estimated Tax and Installment Payments of Solid Mineral Severance Tax (Form DR-142ES).
|Year 2007 Tax Rate||$1.71 per ton|
|Base Rate Adjustment||1.1356874|
|Year 2008 Tax Rate||$1.94 per ton|
|Base Rate||$1.34 per ton|
|Base Rate Adjustment||2.2575|
|Year 2008 Tax Rate||$3.03 per ton|
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
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.
For a detailed written response to your questions, write the Florida Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services, Mail Stop 3-2000, 5050 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0112.