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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XIV
TAXATION AND FINANCE
Chapter 218
FINANCIAL MATTERS PERTAINING TO POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
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F.S. 218.135
218.135 Offset for tax loss associated with reductions in value of certain citrus fruit packing and processing equipment.
(1) For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the Legislature shall appropriate moneys to offset the reductions in ad valorem tax revenue experienced by fiscally constrained counties, as defined in s. 218.67(1), which occur as a direct result of the implementation of s. 193.4516. The moneys appropriated for this purpose shall be distributed in January 2019 among the fiscally constrained counties based on each county’s proportion of the total reduction in ad valorem tax revenue resulting from the implementation of s. 193.4516.
(2) On or before November 15, 2018, each fiscally constrained county shall apply to the Department of Revenue to participate in the distribution of the appropriation and provide documentation supporting the county’s estimated reduction in ad valorem tax revenue in the form and manner prescribed by the department. The documentation must include an estimate of the reduction in taxable value directly attributable to the implementation of s. 193.4516 for all county taxing jurisdictions within the county and shall be prepared by the property appraiser in each fiscally constrained county. The documentation shall also include the county millage rates applicable in all such jurisdictions for the current year. For purposes of this section, each fiscally constrained county’s reduction in ad valorem tax revenue shall be calculated as 95 percent of the estimated reduction in taxable value multiplied by the applicable millage rate for each county taxing jurisdiction in the current year. If a fiscally constrained county fails to apply for the distribution, its share shall revert to the fund from which the appropriation was made.
History.s. 42, ch. 2018-118; s. 37, ch. 2019-3.