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TIP # 08A19-09
DATE ISSUED:November 3, 2008


Effective January 1, 2009, Cedar Grove (located in Bay County) and its local tax rate (4.92%) will be removed from the list of local taxing jurisdictions for communications services tax. Cedar Grove will no longer be a taxing jurisdiction because the town's charter has been dissolved effective December 31, 2008.

Cedar Grove Service Addresses:
Beginning January 1, 2009, the situsing of service addresses located in Cedar Grove should be changed to the unincorporated area of Bay County, and taxed at the Bay County unincorporated rate.

Communications Services Tax Return - Electronic Filers:
If you file using our Internet site, you will no longer be able to select Cedar Grove when you file your January 2009 reporting period return.

If you file using electronic data interchange, your file should not contain the code which represents Cedar Grove (ZCED) when you transmit your January 2009 reporting period return.

Communications Services Tax Return - Paper Filers:
Cedar Grove will be removed from the Communications Services Tax Return (Form DR-700016; Schedule I, Column A). This will change the alphabetical order of the jurisdictions within Bay County. The new order of Schedule I, Column A within Bay County will be as follows:

Jurisdiction in County/City Order   Local Rate
(As of 10-08)
Unincorporated Area   1.84%
Callaway   5.22%
Lynn Haven   5.22%
Mexico Beach   2.88%
Panama City   5.22%
Panama City Beach   5.22%
Parker   5.22%
Springfield   5.22%

Filing Schedule IV Adjustments
Beginning with the January 2009 reporting period return, any adjustments to Cedar Grove should be filed as adjustments to Bay County Unincorporated Area.

Reference:  Sections 166.041 and 202.19, Florida Statutes

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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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