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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVI
BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Chapter 616
PUBLIC FAIRS AND EXPOSITIONS
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F.S. 616.12
616.12 Licenses upon certain shows; distribution of fees; exemptions.
(1) Each person who operates any traveling show, exhibition, amusement enterprise, carnival, vaudeville, exhibit, minstrel, rodeo, theatrical, game or test of skill, riding device, dramatic repertoire, other show or amusement, or concession, including a concession operating in a tent, enclosure, or other temporary structure, within the grounds of, and in connection with, any annual public fair held by a fair association shall pay the license taxes provided by law. However, if the association satisfies the requirements of this chapter, including securing the required fair permit from the department, the license taxes and local business tax authorized in chapter 205 are waived and the department shall issue a tax exemption certificate. The department shall adopt the proper forms and rules to administer this section, including the necessary tax exemption certificate, showing that the fair association has met all requirements and that the traveling show, exhibition, amusement enterprise, carnival, vaudeville, exhibit, minstrel, rodeo, theatrical, game or test of skill, riding device, dramatic repertoire, other show or amusement, or concession is exempt.
(2) Any fair association securing the required annual fair permit from the department is exempt from local business tax as defined by chapter 205, occupational permit fees, or any occupational taxes assessed by any county, municipality, political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof.
History.s. 1, ch. 17759, 1937; CGL 1940 Supp. 6526(1); s. 2, ch. 57-796; s. 2, ch. 59-166; s. 5, ch. 63-247; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 81-297; s. 2, ch. 81-318; ss. 11, 25, 26, ch. 83-239; s. 6, ch. 85-62; ss. 16, 44, ch. 93-168; s. 11, ch. 2012-204.