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DATE ISSUED: August 25, 2011

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program Tax Credit Cap Amount Will Increase

The tax credit cap amount will increase to $218,750,000 for the 2012-2013 state fiscal year.

Section 1002.395(5), Florida Statutes (F.S.) allows an increase of 25 percent in the tax credit cap when the annual tax credit amount for the prior fiscal year is equal to or greater than 90 percent of the tax credit cap applicable to that year. The tax credit amount allocated for the current 2011-2012 state fiscal year now exceeds 90 percent of the $175 million credit cap. Therefore, the tax credit cap amount will increase to $218,750,000 ($175 million times 125 percent [1.25]) for the 2012-2013 state fiscal year.

The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows taxpayers to make private, voluntary contributions to nonprofit scholarship funding organizations (SFOs) and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against specific Florida taxes. Oil and gas production taxpayers; taxpayers who pay sales tax under a direct pay permit; corporate income taxpayers; taxpayers who pay excise tax on liquor, wine, and malt beverages; and insurance premium taxpayers may participate in the program. See Rule 12-29, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) for more information. You may apply for a credit allocation using the Department's Internet site.

References:  Sections 211.02, 211.025, 212.183, 220, 563.05, 564.04, 565.12, 624.509 and 1002.395, F.S. (2011).

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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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For a detailed written response to your questions, write the Florida Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services, MS 3-2000, 5050 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0112.

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