DATE ISSUED: June 1, 2012
Currently, expanding businesses seeking a sales and use tax exemption on purchases of industrial machinery and equipment must show an increase in productive output of not less than 10 percent to qualify for the exemption. Effective January 1, 2013, the required increase in productive output has been reduced to not less than 5 percent to qualify for the exemption. The increase is generally measured by comparing the number of physical units produced for 12 continuous months immediately after completion of the installation of qualifying machinery and equipment to the number of physical units produced over the 12 continuous months immediately preceding such installation.
Reference: Section 8, Chapter 2012-32, Laws of Florida; section 212.08(5)(b), Florida Statutes (2012)
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.
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