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HB 303: Communications Services Tax


Communications Services Tax; Provides Legislative findings & intent; revises communications services tax rate on sales of communications services; deletes provisions that impose communications services tax on retail sale of direct-to-home satellite services & require collection & remittance of gross receipts tax on same transaction; deletes exemption from communications services tax & gross receipts tax for separately stated sales price of communications services sold to residential households; revises allocation & disposition formula applicable to proceeds of communications services tax & certain proceeds of gross receipts tax; requires local government to reduce its ad valorem tax mileage rate to offset certain increases in communications services tax revenues; authorizes local government to elect not to offset such revenues by adoption of resolution in specified manner; repeals provisions relating to authorization to impose local communications services tax; deletes authority for municipalities, charter counties, & noncharter counties to collect permit fees from providers of communications services that use or occupy municipal or county roads or rights-of-way.

Effective Date: 10/1/2013
Last Action: 5/3/2013 House - Died in Finance and Tax Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/18/2013 House • Filed
1/30/2013 House • Referred to Finance and Tax Subcommittee; Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee -HJ 43
3/5/2013 House • Introduced -HJ 43
5/3/2013 House • Died in Finance and Tax Subcommittee