DATE ISSUED: May 23,2012
Effective July 1, 2012, "mature field recovery oil" will be subject to severance tax at the same tiered rate as oil recovered using tertiary methods. The term "mature field recovery oil" means the barrels of oil recovered from new wells that begin production after July 1, 2012, in fields that were discovered prior to 1981.
Oil fields discovered prior to 1981 include: Sunniland (1943), West Felda (1966), Lake Trafford (1969), Jay (1970), Bear Island (1972), Blackjack Creek (1972), Lehigh Part (1974), Mid-Felda (1977), and Raccoon Point (1978). The following fields are currently plugged and abandoned, but were active for the period specified: Forty Mile Bend (1954-1955), Sunoco Felda (1964-1994), Mt Carmel (1971-1996), Seminole (1973-1978), Sweetwater Creek (1977-1980), Baxter Island (1977-1978), and Pepper Hammock (1978).
The tax rates for oil recovered from tertiary production or mature fields are:
Tax due is determined by multiplying the total number of barrels produced, times the tiered value per barrel, times the tiered tax rate.
If 200 barrels of oil were produced and each barrel had a value of $90.00 at the time of production, tax is calculated as follows:
Total tax due in this example equals $580.04.
If 200 barrels of oil were produced and each barrel had a value of $50.00 at the time of production, tax is calculated as follows:
Total tax due in this example equals $100.00.
Reference: Section 211.02, Florida Statutes and Chapter 2012-32 (Section 6, HB 7087, 3rd Eng.)
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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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.