TA 05-06 Selling Fireworks

Margarita Alfaro Local Business Activities

Local Business Tax
Technical Advisory Number 05-06

SUBJECT: Selling Fireworks

ISSUE: Fireworks Sales Requirement

DATE: June 30, 2005

Class C Tax Receipt Required for Fireworks Sales

Persons or businesses who primarily advertise that they sell fireworks or those who sell fireworks pursuant to Chapter 791 of the Florida Statutes must obtain a Class
C “FIREWORKS” (810008) local business tax receipt.

Background

As provided in Chapter 791 of the Florida Statues, fireworks in Polk County are most often being sold at temporary locations prior to given holidays. Generally, items sold in grocery stores and other retail stores, etc., are not defined as fireworks under Chapter 791 of the Florida Statutes and such establishments do not primarily advertise that they are selling fireworks.

 

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Revised May 24, 2018