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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XIV
Chapter 205
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F.S. 205.162
205.162 Exemption allowed certain disabled persons, the aged, and widows with minor dependents.
(1) All disabled persons physically incapable of manual labor, widows with minor dependents, and persons 65 years of age or older, with not more than one employee or helper, and who use their own capital only, not in excess of $1,000, may engage in any business or occupation in counties in which they live without being required to pay a business tax. The exemption provided by this section shall be allowed only upon the certificate of the county physician, or other reputable physician, that the applicant claiming the exemption is disabled, the nature and extent of the disability being specified therein, and in case the exemption is claimed by a widow with minor dependents, or a person over 65 years of age, proof of the right to the exemption shall be made. Any person entitled to the exemption provided by this section shall, upon application and furnishing of the necessary proof as aforesaid, be issued a receipt which shall have plainly stamped or written across the face thereof the fact that it is issued under this section, and the reason for the exemption shall be written thereon.
(2) Neither this nor any other law exempts any person from the payment of any amount required by law for the issuance of a license to sell intoxicating liquors or malt and vinous beverages.
History.s. 1, ch. 67-433; s. 1, ch. 85-159; s. 19, ch. 2006-152.