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DATE ISSUED: June 30, 2008

Local Communications Services Tax Rate Change Effective September 1, 2008
City of Gainesville

Effective September 1, 2008, the local communications services tax (CST) rate for the City of Gainesville (Alachua County) will change. The new rate will be 5.77% beginning September 1, 2008.

The new rate is effective for all bills issued on or after September 1, 2008, regardless of the date that the service is rendered or transacted. This rate change is due to a resolution passed by the local jurisdiction and will stay in effect until further notice by the Department of Revenue.

The local tax rate for CST includes both the local rate imposed under the CST statute (section 202.19, Florida Statutes) and the discretionary sales surtax, if any, imposed under the sales and use tax statute (section 212.055, Florida Statutes).

Reference:  City of Gainesville Ordinance No. 070023; Sections 202.19 and 212.055, Florida Statutes

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