§ 212.01 Short title
§ 212.02 Definitions
§ 212.03 Transient rentals tax; rate, procedure, enforcement, exemptions
§ 212.0305 Convention development taxes; intent; administration; authorization; use of proceeds
§ 212.03055 Super majority vote required for levy at rate in excess of 2 percent under ch. 95-290
§ 212.0306 Local option food and beverage tax; procedure for levying; authorized uses; administration
§ 212.031 Tax on rental or license fee for use of real property
§ 212.04 Admissions tax; rate, procedure, enforcement
§ 212.05 Sales, storage, use tax
§ 212.0501 Tax on diesel fuel for business purposes; purchase, storage, and use
§ 212.05011 Combined rate for tax collected pursuant to ss. 203.01(1)(b)4. and 212.05(1)(e)1.c
§ 212.0506 Taxation of service warranties
§ 212.051 Equipment, machinery, and other materials for pollution control; not subject to sales or use tax
§ 212.0515 Sales from vending machines; sales to vending machine operators; special provisions; registration; penalties
§ 212.052 Research or development costs; exemption
§ 212.054 Discretionary sales surtax; limitations, administration, and collection
§ 212.055 Discretionary sales surtaxes; legislative intent; authorization and use of proceeds
§ 212.0596 Taxation of remote sales
§ 212.05965 Taxation of marketplace sales
§ 212.0597 Maximum tax on fractional aircraft ownership interests
§ 212.0598 Special provisions; air carriers
§ 212.06 Sales, storage, use tax; collectible from dealers; “dealer” defined; dealers to collect from purchasers; legislative intent as to scope of tax.
§ 212.0601 Use taxes of vehicle dealers
§ 212.0602 Education; limited exemption
§ 212.0606 Rental car surcharge
§ 212.07 Sales, storage, use tax; tax added to purchase price; dealer not to absorb; liability of purchasers who cannot prove payment of the tax; penalties; general exemptions
§ 212.08 Sales, rental, use, consumption, distribution, and storage tax; specified exemptions
§ 212.0801 Qualified aircraft exemption
§ 212.081 Legislative intent
§ 212.0821 Legislative intent that political subdivisions and public libraries use their sales tax exemption certificates for purchases on behalf of specified groups
§ 212.084 Review of exemption certificates; reissuance; specified expiration date; temporary exemption certificates
§ 212.085 Fraudulent claim of exemption; penalties
§ 212.09 Trade-ins deducted; exception
§ 212.096 Sales, rental, storage, use tax; enterprise zone jobs credit against sales tax
§ 212.097 Urban High-Crime Area Job Tax Credit Program
§ 212.098 Rural Job Tax Credit Program
§ 212.099 Credit for contributions to eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations
§ 212.11 Tax returns and regulations
§ 212.12 Dealer’s credit for collecting tax; penalties for noncompliance; powers of Department of Revenue in dealing with delinquents; rounding; records required.
§ 212.13 Records required to be kept; power to inspect; audit procedure
§ 212.133 Information reports required for sales of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
§ 212.134 Information returns relating to payment-card and third-party network transactions
§ 212.14 Departmental powers; hearings; distress warrants; bonds; subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum
§ 212.15 Taxes declared state funds; penalties for failure to remit taxes; due and delinquent dates; judicial review
§ 212.151 Jurisdiction of suits for violation of Florida Revenue Act of 1949; collection of tax; service on retailers, dealers or vendors not qualified to do business in state
§ 212.16 Importation of goods; permits; seizure for noncompliance; procedure; review
§ 212.17 Tax credits or refunds
§ 212.18 Administration of law; registration of dealers; rules
§ 212.181 Determination of business address situs, distributions, and adjustments
§ 212.183 Rules for self-accrual of sales tax
§ 212.1831 Credit for contributions to eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations
§ 212.1832 Credit for contributions to eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations
§ 212.1833 Credit for contributions to the New Worlds Reading Initiative
§ 212.1834 Credit for contributions to eligible charitable organizations
§ 212.184 Rule of construction; disclosure of privileged information
§ 212.185 Sales tax hotline
§ 212.186 Registration number and resale certificate verification; toll-free number; information system; dealer education
§ 212.19 All state agencies to cooperate in administration of law
§ 212.20 Funds collected, disposition; additional powers of department; operational expense; refund of taxes adjudicated unconstitutionally collected
§ 212.202 Renaming and continuation of certain funds
§ 212.205 Sales tax distribution reporting
§ 212.21 Declaration of legislative intent
§ 212.211 Savings provision

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 212 - Tax On Sales, Use, and Other Transactions

  • admissions: means and includes the net sum of money after deduction of any federal taxes for admitting a person or vehicle or persons to any place of amusement, sport, or recreation or for the privilege of entering or staying in any place of amusement, sport, or recreation, including, but not limited to, theaters, outdoor theaters, shows, exhibitions, games, races, or any place where charge is made by way of sale of tickets, gate charges, seat charges, box charges, season pass charges, cover charges, greens fees, participation fees, entrance fees, or other fees or receipts of anything of value measured on an admission or entrance or length of stay or seat box accommodations in any place where there is any exhibition, amusement, sport, or recreation, and all dues and fees paid to private clubs and membership clubs providing recreational or physical fitness facilities, including, but not limited to, golf, tennis, swimming, yachting, boating, athletic, exercise, and fitness facilities, except physical fitness facilities owned or operated by any hospital licensed under chapter 395. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agricultural commodity: means horticultural, aquacultural, poultry and farm products, and livestock and livestock products. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Agricultural production: means the production of plants and animals useful to humans, including the preparation, planting, cultivating, or harvesting of these products or any other practices necessary to accomplish production through the harvest phase, including storage of raw products on a farm. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Area served: means Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Authority: means the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Authority: means the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Authority: means the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority, the body politic and corporate and agency of the state created by this part, covering Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties and any other contiguous county that is party to an agreement of participation. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Board: means the governing body of the authority. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Board: means the governing body of the authority. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Board: means the governing body of the authority. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Bonds: means the notes, bonds, refunding bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness or obligations, in either temporary or definitive form, which the authority is authorized to issue under this part. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Bus rapid transit: means a type of limited-stop bus service that relies on technology to help expedite service through priority for transit, rapid and convenient fare collection, and integration with land use to substantially upgrade performance of buses operating on exclusive, high-occupancy-vehicle lanes, expressways, or ordinary streets. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Business: means any activity engaged in by any person, or caused to be engaged in by him or her, with the object of private or public gain, benefit, or advantage, either direct or indirect. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Certificate: means a Florida Certificate of Forwarding Agent Address. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • Coin-operated amusement machine: means any machine operated by coin, slug, token, coupon, or similar device for the purposes of entertainment or amusement. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Commuter rail: means a complete system of tracks, guideways, stations, and rolling stock necessary to effectuate medium-distance to long-distance passenger rail service to, from, or within the municipalities within the authority's designated region. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Commuter railroad: means a complete system of tracks, stations, parking facilities, and rolling stock necessary to effectuate medium-distance to long-distance passenger rail service to or from the surrounding regional municipalities. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • consumption: include the sale, use, storage, or consumption of all tangible advertising materials imported or caused to be imported into this state. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • cooperating state: means a state determined by the executive director of the department to cooperate satisfactorily with this state in collecting taxes on remote sales. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cost price: means the actual cost of articles of tangible personal property without any deductions therefrom on account of the cost of materials used, labor or service costs, transportation charges, or any expenses whatsoever. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • dealer: as used in this chapter , includes every person who manufactures or produces tangible personal property for sale at retail; for use, consumption, or distribution; or for storage to be used or consumed in this state. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Delivery network company: means a person who maintains a website or mobile application used to facilitate delivery services, the sale of local products, or both. See Florida Statutes 212.05965
  • Delivery network courier: means a person who provides delivery services through a delivery network company website or mobile application using a personal means of transportation, such as a motor vehicle as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 212.05965
  • Delivery services: means the pickup and delivery by a delivery network courier of one or more local products from a local merchant to a customer, which may include the selection, collection, and purchase of the local product in connection with the delivery. See Florida Statutes 212.05965
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Department: means the Florida Department of Transportation. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • department: means the Department of Revenue. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Diesel fuel: means any liquid product, gas product, or combination thereof used in an internal combustion engine or motor to propel any form of vehicle, machine, or mechanical contrivance. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Enterprise zone: means an area of the state designated pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Express bus: means a type of bus service designed to expedite longer trips, especially in major metropolitan areas during heavily patronized peak commuting hours, by operating over long distances without stopping on freeways or partially controlled access roadway facilities. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • expressway: means a street or highway especially designed for through traffic and over, from, or to which a person does not have the right of easement, use, or access except in accordance with the rules adopted and established by the authority for the use of such facility. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Facilitating: means preparation for or arranging for export. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Farmer: means a person who is directly engaged in the business of producing crops, livestock, or other agricultural commodities. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Feeder transit services: means a transit system that transports passengers to or from stations within or across counties. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fixtures: means items that are an accessory to a building, other structure, or land and that do not lose their identity as accessories when installed but that do become permanently attached to realty. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • Forest: means the land stocked by trees of any size used in the production of forest products, or formerly having such tree cover, and not currently developed for nonforest use. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Forwarding agent: means a person or business whose principal business activity is facilitating for compensation the export of property owned by other persons. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • Fractional aircraft ownership program: means a program that meets the requirements of 14 C. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • government contractor: includes prime contractors and subcontractors. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Gross sales: means the sum total of all sales of tangible personal property as defined herein, without any deduction whatsoever of any kind or character, except as provided in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Heavy rail transit: includes metro, subway, elevated, rapid transit, and rapid rail systems. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Improvements to real property: includes the activities of building, erecting, constructing, altering, improving, repairing, or maintaining real property. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • in the state: means within the state boundaries of Florida as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • lease or rental: means only the net amount of rental involved. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: as used in this chapter with reference to the use of real property, means the granting of a privilege to use or occupy a building or a parcel of real property for any purpose. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Light rail transit: means a complete system of tracks, overhead catenaries, stations, and platforms with lightweight passenger rail cars operating singly or in short, multicar trains on fixed rails in rights-of-way that are not separated from other traffic for much of the way. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Livestock: includes all animals of the equine, bovine, or swine class, including goats, sheep, mules, horses, hogs, cattle, ostriches, and other grazing animals raised for commercial purposes. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Local merchant: means a kitchen, a restaurant, or a third-party merchant, including a grocery store, retail store, convenience store, or business of another type, which is not under common ownership or control of the delivery network company. See Florida Statutes 212.05965
  • Local product: means any tangible personal property, including food but excluding freight, mail, or a package to which postage has been affixed. See Florida Statutes 212.05965
  • Marketplace: means any physical place or electronic medium through which tangible personal property is offered for sale. See Florida Statutes 212.05965
  • Marketplace provider: means a person who facilitates a retail sale by a marketplace seller by listing or advertising for sale by the marketplace seller tangible personal property in a marketplace and who directly, or indirectly through agreements or arrangements with third parties, collects payment from the customer and transmits all or part of the payment to the marketplace seller, regardless of whether the marketplace provider receives compensation or other consideration in exchange for its services. See Florida Statutes 212.05965
  • Marketplace seller: means a person who has an agreement with a marketplace provider that is a dealer under this chapter and who makes retail sales of tangible personal property through a marketplace owned, operated, or controlled by the marketplace provider. See Florida Statutes 212.05965
  • Member: means the individuals constituting the board. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Member: means the individuals constituting the board. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Members: means the individuals constituting the governing body of the authority. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor fuel: means and includes what is commonly known and sold as gasoline and fuels containing a mixture of gasoline and other products. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Multimodal transportation system: means a well-connected network of transportation modes reflecting a high level of accessibility between modes and proximity to supportive land use patterns. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • NAICS: means those classifications contained in the North American Industry Classification System as published in 2007 by the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office of Economic and Demographic Research: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • owners: as used in this chapter shall be taken to include and mean all persons obligated to collect and pay over to the state the tax imposed under this section, inclusive of all holders of certificates of registration issued as herein provided. See Florida Statutes 212.04
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Person: includes any individual, firm, copartnership, joint adventure, association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, syndicate, or other group or combination acting as a unit and also includes any political subdivision, municipality, state agency, bureau, or department and includes the plural as well as the singular number. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Power farm equipment: means moving or stationary equipment that contains within itself the means for its own propulsion or power and moving or stationary equipment that is dependent upon an external power source to perform its functions. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Principal business activity: means the activity from which the person or business derives the highest percentage of its total receipts. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • Public transportation: means transportation of goods and passengers for hire, as a charter service, or without charge, by means, without limitation, of a street railway, elevated railway or fixed guideway, commuter railroad, subway, motor vehicle, motor bus, and any bus, truck, or other means of conveyance operating as a common carrier or otherwise. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Public transportation facilities: means property, equipment, or buildings that are acquired, built, installed, or established for public transportation systems. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Public transportation system: means , without limitation, a combination of real and personal property, structures, improvements, buildings, terminals, parking facilities, equipment, plans, and rights-of-way, public rail and fixed guideway transportation facilities, rail or fixed guideway access to, from, or between other transportation terminals, and commuter railroads and commuter rail facilities, or any combination thereof or addition thereto, used, directly or indirectly, useful or convenient for the purpose of public transportation by automobile, truck, bus, rapid transit vehicle, light rail, or heavy rail. See Florida Statutes 343.62
  • Qualified aircraft: means any aircraft having a maximum certified takeoff weight of less than 10,000 pounds and equipped with twin turbofan engines that meet Stage IV noise requirements that is used by a business operating as an on-demand air carrier under Federal Aviation Administration Regulation Title 14, chapter I, part 135, Code of Federal Regulations, that owns or leases and operates a fleet of at least 25 of such aircraft in this state. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • qualified motion picture: means all or any part of a series of related images, either on film, tape, or other embodiment, including, but not limited to, all items comprising part of the original work and film-related products derived therefrom as well as duplicates and prints thereof and all sound recordings created to accompany a motion picture, which is produced, adapted, or altered for exploitation in, on, or through any medium or device and at any location, primarily for entertainment, commercial, industrial, or educational purposes. See Florida Statutes 212.06
  • qualifying property: means tangible personal property, other than electricity, which is used or consumed by a government contractor in the performance of a qualifying contract as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: means the surface land, improvements thereto, and fixtures, and is synonymous with "realty" and "real estate. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • recreational vehicle park: is a place where space is offered, with or without service facilities, by any persons or municipality to the public for the parking and accommodation of two or more automobile trailers, mobile homes, or recreational vehicles which are used for lodging, for either a direct money consideration or an indirect benefit to the lessor or owner in connection with a related business, such space being hereby defined as living quarters, and the rental price thereof shall include all service charges paid to the lessor. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remote sale: means a retail sale of tangible personal property ordered by mail, telephone, the Internet, or other means of communication from a person who receives the order outside of this state and transports the property or causes the property to be transported from any jurisdiction, including this state, to a location in this state. See Florida Statutes 212.0596
  • rental: means leasing or renting of living quarters or sleeping or housekeeping accommodations in hotels, apartment houses, roominghouses, tourist or trailer camps and real property, the same being defined as follows:
    (a) Every building or other structure kept, used, maintained, or advertised as, or held out to the public to be, a place where sleeping accommodations are supplied for pay to transient or permanent guests or tenants, in which 10 or more rooms are furnished for the accommodation of such guests, and having one or more dining rooms or cafes where meals or lunches are served to such transient or permanent guests; such sleeping accommodations and dining rooms or cafes being conducted in the same building or buildings in connection therewith, shall, for the purpose of this chapter, be deemed a hotel. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • retail sale: includes a remote sale as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Retailer: means and includes every person engaged in the business of making sales at retail or for distribution, or use, or consumption, or storage to be used or consumed in this state. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Sale: means and includes:
    (a) Any transfer of title or possession, or both, exchange, barter, license, lease, or rental, conditional or otherwise, in any manner or by any means whatsoever, of tangible personal property for a consideration. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • sale at retail: means a sale to a consumer or to any person for any purpose other than for resale in the form of tangible personal property or services taxable under this chapter, and includes all such transactions that may be made in lieu of retail sales or sales at retail. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Sales price: means the total amount paid for tangible personal property, including any services that are a part of the sale, valued in money, whether paid in money or otherwise, and includes any amount for which credit is given to the purchaser by the seller, without any deduction therefrom on account of the cost of the property sold, the cost of materials used, labor or service cost, interest charged, losses, or any other expense whatsoever. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Solar energy system: means the equipment and requisite hardware that provide and are used for collecting, transferring, converting, storing, or using incident solar energy for water heating, space heating, cooling, or other applications that would otherwise require the use of a conventional source of energy such as petroleum products, natural gas, manufactured gas, or electricity. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Space flight: means any flight designed for suborbital, orbital, or interplanetary travel of a space vehicle, satellite, or station of any kind. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Spaceport activities: means activities directed or sponsored by Space Florida on spaceport territory pursuant to its powers and responsibilities under the Space Florida Act. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • State Board of Administration: means the body corporate existing under the provisions of…. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Storage: means and includes any keeping or retention in this state of tangible personal property for use or consumption in this state or for any purpose other than sale at retail in the regular course of business. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Substantial number of remote sales: means any number of taxable remote sales in the previous calendar year in which the sum of the sales prices, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 212.0596
  • Tangible personal property: means and includes personal property which may be seen, weighed, measured, or touched or is in any manner perceptible to the senses, including electric power or energy, boats, motor vehicles and mobile homes as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • tourist camp: is a place where two or more tents, tent houses, or camp cottages are located and offered by a person or municipality for sleeping or eating accommodations, most generally to the transient public for either a direct money consideration or an indirect benefit to the lessor or owner in connection with a related business. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • Transit facilities: means property, avenues of access, equipment, or buildings built and installed in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties which are required to support a transit system. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Transit station: means a public transportation passenger facility that is accessible either at street level or on above-grade platforms and often surrounded by pedestrian-friendly, higher-density development or park-and-ride lots. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • Transit system: means a system used for the transportation of people and goods by means of, without limitation, a street railway, an elevated railway having a fixed guideway, a commuter railroad, a subway, motor vehicles, or motor buses, and includes a complete system of tracks, stations, and rolling stock necessary to effectuate passenger service to or from the surrounding regional municipalities. See Florida Statutes 343.52
  • Transit-oriented development: means a mixed-use residential or commercial area designed to maximize access to public transportation and often incorporates features to encourage transit ridership. See Florida Statutes 343.91
  • travel agency services: means arranging, booking, or otherwise facilitating for a commission, fee, or other consideration vacation or travel packages, rental cars, or other travel reservations; tickets for domestic or foreign travel by air, rail, ship, bus, or other mode of transportation; or hotel or other lodging accommodations. See Florida Statutes 212.05965
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Use: means and includes the exercise of any right or power over tangible personal property incident to the ownership thereof, or interest therein, except that it does not include the sale at retail of that property in the regular course of business. See Florida Statutes 212.02
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01