Temporary Hurricane Tax Rebate for Florida Farm Families

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Governor Rick Scott signed a sales tax rebate for those who have suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. The rules have not been finalized but we will provide you with the latest updates on how to get this valuable rebate.

What we Know

• This is a temporary tax rebate for Florida farm families suffering severe damage from Hurricane Irma. The Department of Revenue has not released the rules or forms yet.

• A refund of sales taxes paid on select fencing materials used to repair agricultural fencing.
(must be purchased between Sept. 10, 2017, and May 31, 2018)

• A refund of sales taxes paid on select building materials used to repair non-residential farm buildings.
(must be purchased between Sept. 10, 2017, and May 31, 2018)

• A refund for state and local fuel taxes imposed on motor fuel and diesel used for the transportation of agricultural products from the farm to a processing or packaging facility.
(must be purchased between Sept. 10, 2017, and June 30, 2018)

What can Farmers and Ranchers do?

1) Collect material receipts for repairs to farm fences or non-residential structures.
2) Keep checking back at this web page for more detailed information.
3) Sign up for AgWatch and the eNewsletter to receive timely updates on this rebate.