DATE ISSUED: April 15, 2009
Effective June 1, 2009, the local communications services tax (CST) rate for the City of Port St. Lucie (St. Lucie County) will change. The new rate will be 5.52% beginning June 1, 2009.
The new rate is effective for all bills issued on or after June 1, 2009, regardless of the date that the service is rendered or transacted. This rate change is due to an ordinance passed by the local jurisdiction and will stay in effect until further notice by the Department of Revenue.
The local tax rate for CST includes both the local rate imposed under the CST statute (Section 202.19, Florida Statutes) and the discretionary sales surtax, if any, imposed under the sales and use tax statute (Section 212.055, Florida Statutes).
References: City of Port St. Lucie Ordinance No. 09-33; Sections 202.19 and 212.055, 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, 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.