Dear (Arch)diocesan Coordinator for Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Issues:
The Florida Catholic Conference has made arrangements with the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) to assist you in obtaining your initial or renewal of consumer sales tax exemption certificate with minimal effort on your part. Please periodically share the information which appears below with your parish, mission and school offices.
The Department of Revenue has revised our agreement regarding – Reapplication of exemption from sales tax for our existing tax exempt churches, missions and schools. For currently recognized exempt entities a DR-5 form will no longer be required for the renewal process.
All consumer sales tax exemption certificates currently handled through your office will have the same expiration date and will be automatically renewed every five years. As the expiration date nears, the Florida Catholic Conference will receive recertification information from DOR. The Florida Catholic Conference will verify currently recognized entities by using the OCD (Official Catholic Directory) and will then provide confirmation to the DOR. Upon our confirmation, the DOR will then process the renewal and will mail the entity the updated tax exempt certificate.
If you are applying for sales tax exemption certificate for a NEW ENTITY, click here for instructions and links to the Department of Revenue DR-5 application.
To submit a change of name or address to the DOR, click here.