FLOOR TAX REPORT When the user navigates to the Returns drop-down menu and selects Floor Tax Report, the Floor Tax Report screen (Figure 1) appears. Figure 1 – Floor Tax Report. FILING A NEW RETURN To create a new return the user inputs a valid FEIN or SSN, selects a Tax Period from the drop-down window, and clicks New. A blank Floor Tax Report Computation screen (Figure 2) appears. Note: "Valid" indicates an FL permit type. Floor Tax Report tabs Figure 2 – Floor Tax Report screen. The top portion of this return displays Return ID, Tax ID, Submission Status, Return Date, and Tax Period. Note: The Inventory Tax Rate is the difference between last year’s fuel tax rate and this year’s fuel tax rate from tax rate tables. The bottom portion of the Floor Tax Report is organized into three separate forms: a Return form (Figure 2), which contains inventory tax computation information, a Tank Storage form (Figures 3) in which fuel storage tank inventory information is entered, and a Registration form (Figure 225), which contains tax filer information. The user moves between the three forms by selecting the tabs located at the top of the lower section of the Floor Tax Report form. In order for inventory taxes to be calculated, inventories must first be entered in the Tank Storage form. TANK STORAGE FORM The user selects the Fuel Storage form (Figure 3) by selecting the tab located at the top of the lower section of the Floor Tax Report. Figure 3 – Tank Storage form. In the Tank Storage form the user enters the Address of Fuel Storage, Tank Number, Tank Capacity, and Gasoline/Gasohol or Undyed Diesel amounts. A separate record must be entered for each tank. When the user selects Add, the system displays the added records on the lower portion of the form. The system also updates the corresponding Total Gallons field on the Return form and calculates the Inventory Tax. After a record has been added the user may select the record and select Remove, to remove it from the database. Note: Records will not be added until Add is selected. REQUIRED FIELDS AND FORMATTING A. Address of Fuel Storage, Tank Number, Tank Capacity, and Gasoline/Gasohol, or Undyed Diesel amounts are all required fields for this form. B. An amount for both Gasoline/Gasohol and Undyed Diesel cannot be entered in the same record. C. The Tank Capacity amount must be equal to or exceed the entered fuel amount. D. Negative amounts are not allowed on this form. E. Payment Method is a required field for this form. Figure 4 – Tank Storage form after record addition. RETURN FORM After all inventory records have been entered in the Tank Storage form, the user returns to the Return form (Figure 2). In the Return form the user enters Late Filing Fee and Interest (if required) and Payment Method. REGISTRATION FORM The Registration form (Figure 5) is a read-only form that contains filer information. Figure 5 – Floor Tax Report screen with Registration form displayed. CLOSING AND SUBMITTING THE FORM If the user closes the form before completion, the system returns to the Floor Tax Report screen (Figure 1). The return will appear on the form with the status Unsubmitted. When the form is completed the user selects Submit. If any required fields are left blank, the system will prompt for the missing information. The user then selects a payment method (if a payment is due) or No Payment Due, and selects Submit. A read-only verification screen (Figure 6) appears providing the user a last opportunity to verify that all information is correct before submitting. Figure 6 – Floor Tax Report Verification screen. At this point user clicks Continue. The submitted return (Figure 9) is displayed with the date submitted displayed in green font at the upper-left of the form. If Payment by Check was selected as the payment type, the filer must submit a voucher with the payment. A notification window (Figure 7) will appear. Figure 7 – Notification window. The user clicks OK to clear this window, and a Motor Fuel Tax Payment Voucher (Figure 8) appears. Figure 8 – Motor Fuel Tax Payment Voucher. From the options at the top of this voucher, the user can select Print Friendly or Print, to print a copy of the voucher, or Finish. If the user selects Finish, the submitted return (Figure 9) is displayed. The date submitted is displayed in green font at the upper-left of the form. Figure 9 – Submitted Fuel Tax Return. Using the options at the top of the form the user can either select Print Friendly or Print, to print a copy of the return, or Close to return to the Blenders Fuel Report screen (Figure 1). Note: Once a form has been submitted and closed it can no longer be viewed or printed. EDITING UNSUBMITTED RETURNS To edit previously created but unsubmitted returns, select the Return ID link of the desired return on the Floor Tax Report screen (Figure 10). Filing ID Link Figure 10 – Floor Tax Report screen. The unsubmitted Floor Tax Report form appears. Revise or add information and submit the return in the same manner as a new return.
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