communications service tax

S.B. 1174, a bill seeking to simplify and reform the Florida communications services tax, has advanced in committee. The bill would expand the definition of taxable “video services” to expressly include streaming services where access to content expires at a specific time or on the occurrence of a condition subsequent. Per the legislative analysis

By Hanish Patel and Marc Simonetti

The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) determined that the sale of certain online membership benefits—early, exclusive access to products and deals and unlimited cloud data storage—were not subject to Florida sales tax or the Communications Service Tax (CST). However, the DOR added that the taxpayer’s purchase of reorder button