COT Not Responsible For Notifying Customers of Tax Exemptions

The Citizens Advisory Board for utilities met today at City Hall and discussed the recent controversy over sales tax exemptions on electricity. Dr. Erwin Jackson spoke at the meeting. Reese Goad, head of Business Services, stated that it was not the responsibility of the city to notify citizens and business owners about tax exemptions that […]

Facts About The Sales Tax Exemptions On Electricity Controversy

Facts About The Sales Tax Exemptions On Electricity Controversy

The recent controversy about sales tax exemptions for certain citizens and businesses will be addressed by the City of Tallahassee in two different venues this week. First, on Tuesday, the issue is on the agenda of the Citizens Advisory Committee on utilities under the heading of “Overview of the Residential Usage Florida Sales Tax Exemption […]

City Faces Controversy Over Sales Tax on Electric Bills

During the last City Commission meeting, Dr. Erwin Jackson alerted city commissioners that the City’s utility department was charging state sales tax on electricity provided to certain customers that were exempt from the tax. To make his point, Mr. Jackson showed documentation that included a refund from the city to Mr. Jackson of approximately $5600 […]

Where Does The Tallahassee CRA Spend Your Money?

The City of Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has spent or committed over $27 million to redevelopment activities in two sections of town and the majority of this money has been spent in the last four years. Under Florida law (Chapter 163, Part III), local governments are able to designate areas as community redevelopment areas […]