Florida Releases 2013 Tax Rate Changes for CST.

The Florida Department of Revenue has announced changes to local communications services tax rates (CST). The new rates will take effect for “all bills issued on or after January 1, 2013, regardless of the date that the service is rendered or transacted.”

“The local tax rate for CST includes both the local rate and the discretionary sales surtax,” pursuant to the relevant CST statute and the discretionary sales surtax under the sales and use tax statute.

The following jurisdictions have a rate change stemming from a local ordinance:

January 2013 -CST Rate ChangesTotal Local Rate
Sneads - Jackson County5.92%
Jupiter Inlet Colony - Palm Beach County5.22%
Gulf Breeze - Santa Rosa County4.80%
Raiford - Union County5.72%
Walton Unincorporated Area - Walton County1.60%
Defuniak Springs - Walton County5.720%
Freeport - Walton County2.20%
Paxton - Walton County3.50%

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