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City Utility Tax

Directive Statement

Auxiliary Accounting is responsible for remitting the City Utility Tax payment to the City of Gainesville on or before the 20th of each month.

Reason for Directive

Section 166.231 of the Florida Statues authorizes cities and “charter” counties to levy a utility tax.

Tax Rate

The City of Gainesville, Alachua County, and the City of Alachua all levy a 10% utility tax on electric, gas, and water charges.  These tax revenues are passed directly to the levying authority.  For the authorized rates for GRU click here.

Last Reviewed

05/01/2020: reviewed content

Resources

Sales and Use Tax

Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBI)

Contacts

Educational Business Activity/Auxiliary Accounting: (352) 294-7236

Tax Services: (352) 294-7266