Florida Suspends County Tax Rules Due to Hurricane Irma

Florida suspends county tax compliance and hearing requirements for all counties for 30 days. On September 4, 2017, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for every Florida county due to forecast models for Hurricane Irma.

In the interest of public safety, the Department has suspended:

  • the timing compliance requirements of sections 197.3632(4)(a), 197.3632(5)(a), 200.065(2)(c), 200.,065(2)(d), 200.065(2)(f) and 200.065(4), Florida Statutes, and Rule 12D-17.003, Florida Administrative Code; and
  • the prohibition in Section 200.065(2)(e)2, Florida Statutes, on the County Commission and School District in a county scheduling hearings on the same day.

The governor declared a state of emergency in Executive Order Number 17- 235  issued on September 4, 2017.

Emergency Order Implementing Provisions of Executive Order Number 17-235, Florida Department of Revenue, September 6, 2017

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