DATE ISSUED: March 30, 2010
Each year on July 1, the index prices used by distribution companies to calculate gross receipts tax on the sale or transportation of natural or manufactured gas to retail consumers are adjusted according to law.
The gross receipts tax due on the sale or transportation of natural or manufactured gas to retail consumers in Florida is calculated by multiplying the quantity sold or transported by the appropriate index prices listed below and then applying the 2.5% gross receipts tax rate. See the instructions on the Gross Receipts Tax Return (Form DR-133).
Chapter 203.01(1)(d)2., Florida Statutes (F.S.), directs the Department to use the last posted index price until the United States Department of Energy Information Administration (EIA) posts a current index in Natural Gas Monthly or the Department adopts a comparable index by rule.
The 2008 natural gas industrial index price was not available when TIP 09B06-01 was issued in May 2009, so the 2007 industrial index price was published. In February 2010, the EIA Natural Gas Monthly published an updated industrial index price.
Beginning with May gross receipts tax returns and payments due in June 2010, the index price for industrial consumers is $11.72 per 1,000 cubic feet. Note: Residential and Commercial index prices are the same as published in May 2009.
|July 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010**||May 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010|
|Residential **||Commercial **|
** Per statute, the source for Florida index prices is the United States Department of Energy Information Administration (EIA) Natural Gas Monthly. These natural gas prices were published on April 29, 2009.
Reference: Subparagraphs 203.01(1)(d)2. and 203.01(1)(e)2., 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.