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Review of the Administration of the Documentary Stamp Tax by the Department of Revenue , Report No. 95-47, April 1996
 
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State law requires that the public pay an excise tax in the form of a documentary stamp tax on certain documents specified by law, such as deeds and promissory notes. The State could save over $4 million annually by eliminating the use of physical documentary stamps and commissions paid to county clerks for processing a report the Department is unable to use effectively. Although annual collections from documentary stamp tax audits have increased by $3.3 million during the past five years, the Department's audit productivity could be further enhanced.


What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 97-31 Follow-up Report on Administration of the Documentary Stamp Tax by the Department of Revenue, published in January 1998.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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