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Florida Proposed Rules

Rule Number:12A-1.032
Rule Title:Computers and Related Systems
Next Step:At the July 15, 2021, meeting, the Governor and Cabinet approved the publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and subsequent adoption of the proposed rules if the substance of the proposed rules [including materials incorporated by reference, if any] remained unchanged upon reaching the date applicable to filing for final adoption pursuant to s. 120.54(3)(e)2., F.S. No substantive changes were made to the rule and the Department filed the rule for certification with the Department of State on July 26, 2021. This rule went into effect on August 15, 2021.

Certified Final Language:August 15, 2021
Certification Package:July 26, 2021
Certification Letter to JAPC:July 19, 2021
Hearing Information:July 7, 2021
Package Filed with JAPC:June 16, 2021
Notice of Proposed Rule:June 16, 2021 (Vol. 47, No. 116, pp. 2743-2756)
Cabinet Meeting for Hearing:June 15, 2021
Notice of Public Meeting - Cabinet for Hearing:June 8, 2021 (Vol. 47, No. 110, pp. 2628-2629)
Workshop Information:May 19, 2021
Draft Rule Language:May 19, 2021
Notice of Rule Development:May 5, 2021(Vol. 47, No. 87, pp. 2047-2049)

Purpose:    The purpose of the proposed substantial rewording of Rule 12A-1.032, F.A.C., is to: (1) change the rule title to "Computer Software"; (2) continue to provide when modified or altered software developed as requested and specified by the customer is not subject to tax; and (3) remove unnecessary definitions and provisions for the taxability of the sale, rental, or time-share of tangible personal property related to computers and components, and to non-taxable charges for professional services using computers and related items to perform such service.