MANUFACTURED / FABRICATED TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY INSTALLED INTO REAL PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO FLORIDA USE TAX EVEN WHEN INSTALLED OUTSIDE FLORIDA.
Florida is not known for having many manufacturing or fabricating companies, but every single manufacturer / fabricator that we have is extremely valuable to the local and state economy, and particularly to our precarious job market. The state of Florida is regularly trying to attract more manufacturing companies by offering numerous tax incentives.
So it will likely surprise you that the Florida Department of Revenue has taken a very aggressive position that is likely to drive manufacturing and fabricating companies away from our great state (or possibly out of business all together).
Does your company (or your client's company) manufacture or fabricate tangible personal property which is then installed as real property improvements, such as cabinets, elevators, screened porches, fabricated steel, bleachers, custom stairs, solar panels, or other similar items?
Do some of these products get installed into realty outside the state of Florida?
If so, then you should prepare for a tax shock.
Read more at: Tax Times blog