Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 22, 2018
REVISED May 22, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #25

Resolution R-18-074 Requesting Department of Revenue Information Disclosure


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Jan Brewer, Director, Financial Management Department, Extension 3726

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-18-074 requesting sales taxpayer account information from the Department of Revenue.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 213.053(9) and (10)

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 of 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 approved Resolutions since 2001 requesting confidential sales taxpayer information from the Florida Department of Revenue.
  • Resolution R-18-074 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 State of Florida, Paul Fultz (FultzP@dor.state.fl.us); Manatee County Internal Audit Department (lori.stephens@manateeclerk.com); and the Financial Management Department (jamie.pelletier@mymanatee.org and budget@mymanatee.org).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  R-18-074 Sales Taxpayer Info request.pdf