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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XIV
TAXATION AND FINANCE
Chapter 206
MOTOR AND OTHER FUEL TAXES
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F.S. 206.23
206.23 Tax; must be stated separately.
(1) Any person engaged in selling motor fuel shall add the amount of the fuel tax to the price of the motor fuel sold by him or her and shall state the tax separately from the price of the motor fuel on all invoices. All taxes due pursuant to this part shall be separately stated and identified as Florida fuel tax and as a local option fuel tax imposed by a specific county, as applicable. However, this section shall not apply to retail sales by a retail service station.
(2) A person engaged in any activity taxable under this chapter may not advertise or hold out to the public, in any manner, directly or indirectly, that he or she will absorb all or any part of the tax, or that he or she will relieve the purchaser of the payment of all or any part of the tax, or that the tax will not be added to the selling price of the property or services sold or released or, when added, that it or any part thereof will be refunded either directly or indirectly by any method whatsoever. A person who violates this provision with respect to advertising or refund commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A second or subsequent offense constitutes a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) Any person who has purchased, received, or otherwise acquired motor fuel for sale, use, or storage outside a terminal facility in this state who cannot prove that tax was charged by and paid to his or her supplier shall be liable for the payment to the department of tax, penalty, and interest imposed pursuant to this part on such fuel.
History.s. 22, ch. 16082, 1933; CGL 1936 Supp. 1167(82); s. 1, ch. 70-995; s. 97, ch. 85-342; s. 1073, ch. 95-147; s. 35, ch. 95-417.
Note.Former s. 207.31.