Exempt From Sales Tax
Unlike sales tax, which is assessed on the taxable price of goods and services, fuel taxes are assessed on gallons when product is removed from a terminal or imported into Florida. These taxes are remitted to the state by licensed terminal suppliers and importers who then pass the fuel taxes down through the supply chain to the ultimate consumer at the pump.Florida Dept. of Revenue – Home (floridarevenue.com)
Taxation Throughout The State
Walton Ranks B
37 counties charge more in taxes than Walton County.
11 counties charge $.01 less than Walton County.
18 Counties charge the same as Walton County.
What Are Fuel Taxes For?
It is declared to be the legislative intent that the funds derived from this section shall be used in such manner and for the purposes aforesaid to reduce the burden of ad valorem taxes in the several counties.Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes : Online Sunshine (state.fl.us)
What Can Fuel Taxes Be Used For?
The proceeds of the county fuel tax imposed pursuant to s. 206.41(1)(b) are appropriated for public transportation purposesStatutes & Constitution :View Statutes : Online Sunshine (state.fl.us)
$.05 of additional taxation could be utilized within Walton County and if utilized would bring us into agreement with what the majority of Florida Counties are charging their population.
Example of Cost Increase
If a member of the community that lives in Defuniak Springs and Drives to Miramar Beach each day that person completes about 75 miles round trip.
At 25 miles per gallon that is 3 gallons of fuel consumed each day.
3 Gallons * $.05 Per * 20 Working Days = $3 dollars in additional taxation per month