Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #27

Adoption of Resolution R-14-060 - Sales Tax Collection Disclosure


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Jim Seuffert, Director, Financial Management, Ext 3760

Candice Cruz, Budget Analyst, Financial Management, Ext 3733

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-14-060 requesting sales taxpayer account information from the Department of Revenue.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • The Financial Management Department has periodically requested and received information from the Florida Department of Revenue that enabled us to determine if sales tax paid in Manatee County is credited to Manatee County.
  • There have been instances in which it was determined that some Manatee County sales tax collections in areas in Manatee County with Sarasota mailing addresses were being credited to Sarasota County.  Use of this review process can identify those errors and get the proper amounts credited to Manatee County.
  • The Internal Audit Division of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is now providing the review of this information for the County and they have identified and caused to be corrected a significant number of taxpayer accounts.
  • The Board has previously approved Resolutions R-01-133, R-02-216, R-03-149, R-04-150, R-06-116, R-08-204, R-10-112 and R-12-173 requesting confidential sales taxpayer information from the Florida Department of Revenue.
  • Resolution R-14-060 requests this information for the next two years.  This information will continue to be reviewed by Internal Audit.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Signed copies of resolution to the Department of Revenue of the Sate of Florida, Paul Fultz, FultzP@dor.state.fl.us; lori.stephens@manateeclerk.com, Internal Audit; and Candice.Cruz@mymanatee.org, Financial Managment Department.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  R-14-060 Sales Taxpayer Info request.pdf