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City encourages businesses to “Send your Sales Tax to School”
 

The City of Coral Springs is encouraging local businesses to help our local schools by committing to "Send Your Sales Tax to School." This initiative gives Florida businesses that collect sales tax for the Department of Revenue the option to contribute its monthly collection allowance fee to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund to support technology in public schools.

Florida businesses check a box on the sales tax remittance form to waive their collection fee (up to $30) and contribute it to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund.  Businesses who wish to contribute must elect to do so each month.

The Florida Department of Education will distribute the funds quarterly to school districts where county school boards have adopted a resolution stating the funds will be used to support technology programs, equipment and educators.

With state financial support for public education on the decline, the "Send Your Sales Tax to School" Program is a practical way for businesses to help schools close the gap in funding and enhance the quality of education in school districts throughout Florida.  The dollars will help ensure Florida's students are further exposed to technology and its future workforce trained in the latest applications.

For forms and other information, visit www.myflorida.com/dor or call 800-352-3671.

Posted:12/12/2012
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