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TIP # 03A01-13
DATE ISSUED: December 3, 2003


The Department's records indicate that you are required to file and pay your Florida sales and use tax returns electronically.

Since you are paying and filing electronically, you will not be receiving a 2004 sales and use tax coupon booklet or instructions. This will result in savings for the printing costs of the coupon booklets and instructions, plus mailing costs. If you need a coupon booklet, however, feel free to contact the Department. (See "For More Information" section of this TIP.)

Earlier this year, the Department of Revenue began moving all sales tax accounts into a new integrated tax system. This System for Unified Taxation (SUNTAX) provides a "one-stop shop" where you can find information about all your tax accounts.

To move sales tax accounts into this new system, we needed to assign each taxpayer a new sales tax certificate number. New accounts and accounts that requested changes (filing frequency, address, etc.) after February 2003 already have a new number.

Old sales tax certificate number format  11-22-333333-44-5
NEW sales tax certificate number format  11-8123456789-0

NOTE: Both the old format and the new format have a total of 13 numbers.

Annual Resale Certificates that show the old sales tax certificate number are still valid. All new Annual Resale Certificates issued for 2004 and after will contain the new certificate numbers.

Your new sales tax Certificate of Registration is enclosed, as well as your 2004 Florida Annual Resale Certificate for sales tax. If your account was issued for the payment of use tax only, you will not be issued an Annual Resale Certificate. Also enclosed is a 2004 Discretionary Sales Surtax Rate Sheet (Form DR-15DSS), which is normally sent with your coupon booklet.

If you need a copy of the sales tax instructions, DR-15N or DR-15EZ, they are available through the Internet at: or your local Department of Revenue Service Center (see listing on the reverse side of the DR-15DSS).


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 site at Or call Taxpayer Services, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m., to 7:00 p.m., ET, at 800-352-3671 (for Florida residents only), or 850-488-6800

Hearing- or speech-impaired persons should call our TDD at 1-800-367-8331 or 850-922-1115.

For a detailed written response to your questions, write the Florida Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services, 1379 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32304-2716.

To receive a fax copy of a form, call 850-922-3676 from your fax machine telephone.