2019 Florida Statutes
Aviation fuel tax.
Aviation fuel tax.
206.9825 Aviation fuel tax.—
(1)(a) Except as otherwise provided in this part, an excise tax of 4.27 cents per gallon of aviation fuel is imposed upon every gallon of aviation fuel sold in this state, or brought into this state for use, upon which such tax has not been paid or the payment thereof has not been lawfully assumed by some person handling the same in this state. Fuel taxed pursuant to this part is not subject to the taxes imposed by ss. 206.41(1)(d), (e), and (f) and 206.87(1)(b), (c), and (d).
(b)1. Sales of aviation fuel to, and exclusively used for flight training through a school of aeronautics or college of aviation by, a college based in this state which is a tax-exempt organization under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or a university based in this state are exempt from the tax imposed by this part if the college or university:
a. Is accredited by or has applied for accreditation by the Aviation Accreditation Board International; and
b. Offers a graduate program in aeronautical or aerospace engineering or offers flight training through a school of aeronautics or college of aviation.
2. A licensed wholesaler or terminal supplier that sells aviation fuel to a college or university qualified under this paragraph and that does not collect the aviation fuel tax from the college or university on such sale may receive an ultimate vendor credit for the 4.27-cent excise tax previously paid on the aviation fuel delivered to such college or university.
3. A college or university qualified under this paragraph which purchases aviation fuel from a retail supplier, including a fixed-base operator, and pays the 4.27-cent excise tax on the purchase may apply for and receive a refund of the aviation fuel tax paid.
(2)(a) An excise tax of 4.27 cents per gallon is imposed on each gallon of kerosene in the same manner as prescribed for diesel fuel under ss. 206.87(2) and 206.872.
(b) The exemptions provided by s. 206.874 shall apply to kerosene if the dyeing and marking requirements of s. 206.8741 are met.
(c) Kerosene prepackaged in containers of 5 gallons or less and labeled “Not for Use in a Motor Vehicle” is exempt from the taxes imposed by this part when sold for home heating and cooking. Packagers may qualify for a refund of taxes previously paid, as prescribed by the department.
(d) Sales of kerosene in quantities of 5 gallons or less by a person not licensed under this chapter who has no facilities for placing kerosene in the fuel supply system of a motor vehicle may qualify for a refund of taxes paid. Refunds of taxes paid shall be limited to sales for use in home heating or cooking and shall be documented as prescribed by the department.
(3) An excise tax of 4.27 cents per gallon is imposed on each gallon of aviation gasoline in the manner prescribed by paragraph (2)(a). However, the exemptions allowed by paragraph (2)(b) do not apply to aviation gasoline.
(4) Any licensed wholesaler or terminal supplier that delivers undyed kerosene to a residence for home heating or cooking may receive a credit or refund as the ultimate vendor of the kerosene for the 4.27-cent excise tax previously paid.
(5) Any licensed wholesaler or terminal supplier that delivers undyed kerosene to a retail dealer not licensed as a wholesaler or terminal supplier for sale as a home heating or cooking fuel may receive a credit or refund as the ultimate vendor of the kerosene for the 4.27-cent excise tax previously paid, provided the retail dealer has no facility for fueling highway vehicles from the tank in which the kerosene is stored.
(6) Any person who fails to meet the requirements of this section is subject to a backup tax as provided by s. 206.873.
History.—s. 2, ch. 85-348; s. 49, ch. 86-152; s. 1, ch. 88-371; s. 1, ch. 89-529; s. 107, ch. 90-136; s. 6, ch. 90-203; s. 21, ch. 91-112; s. 1088, ch. 95-147; s. 88, ch. 95-417; s. 21, ch. 96-323; s. 5, ch. 2002-2; s. 10, ch. 2002-218; s. 3, ch. 2003-2; s. 15, ch. 2004-5; s. 10, ch. 2015-221; ss. 6, 7, ch. 2016-220.