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TIP # 05A01-05
DATE ISSUED: June 1, 2005


Florida Law exempts from sales and use tax solar energy systems and all components of such systems. Previously set for repeal on July 1, 2005, the exemption's repeal date has been removed under an amendment to the law by the 2005 Florida Legislature. Accordingly, the exemption is no longer subject to an expiration date.

The term "solar energy system" means the equipment and requisite hardware that provide and are used for collecting, transferring, converting, storing, or using incidental solar energy for water heating, space heating and 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.

A list of equipment and requisite hardware considered to be a solar energy system or component thereof is included for your reference.

Sellers of solar energy systems or components thereof are required to document exempt sales. The following is a suggested form to be completed by the purchaser and presented to the seller:

The undersigned hereby certifies that all equipment and requisite hardware purchased or leased on the attached order is purchased or leased for use exclusively in a solar energy system.

Purchaser's Name ______________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________

By ____________________________________________ Date _________


References: Chapter 2005-83, Laws of Florida; Sections 212.02(26) and 212.08(7)(hh), Florida Statutes


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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