Farm families looking to take advantage of the sales tax rebate program can begin the process of applying for refunds on the sales taxes paid on hurricane-damaged farm fencing and non-residential building materials that were purchased between Sept. 10, 2017 and May 31, 2018.
The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) has released all rules and forms that farmers and ranchers need to submit along with proof of purchase. Any materials used to repair farm fences or non-residential farm buildings that sustained damage due to Hurricane Irma are eligible for the sales tax refund.
A sales tax refund is also available on fuel used to transport agricultural products in the state of Florida between Sept. 10, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The window is still open, so be sure to continue collecting all receipts on fuel used for agricultural shipment through the end of this month for submission to DOR.
The submission process can be complex and confusing, so please contact Florida Farm Bureau’s legislative office with any questions or assistance needed while filling out forms and submitting receipts to DOR. We will also include more instructions and information for farmers and ranchers to help with the submission process. The deadline to submit all information to DOR is Dec. 31, 2018. Please visitfor more information.