Florida Sales Tax Update for Livestock

This popped up this morning on my daily tax updates. Give me a call if you have any questions.


Florida—Sales and Use Tax: Equine Nonprescription Medications Are Taxable

Sales of equine nonprescription medications are subject to Florida sales and use tax since they are not substances or preparations commonly known as “prescription” or “legend” drugs that are required by federal or state law to be dispensed only by a prescription except when sold to veterinary clinics and licensed veterinarians. In addition, equine joint supplements that contain glucosamine, which fights against wear and tear on a horse’s joints, are exempt as feed for livestock. Insect and fly repellants that contain active ingredients and kill biting flies, mosquitoes, and ticks are exempt. Equestrian clothing that offers fly protection to keep pests away from a horse’s face and ears is taxable. Technical Assistance Advisement, No. 15A-011, Florida Department of Revenue, September 25, 2015

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