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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on June 15, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Florida, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Reponse website or the Florida League of Cities' Coronavirus Resources.

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Description of Program and Relief

Assessment of Documentary Stamp Taxes on Paycheck Protection Program Loans Suspended

To encourage small businesses to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans created by Title I of the CARES act, Governor DeSantis of Florida has suspended the assessment and collection of documentary stamp taxes for Paycheck Protection Program loans. Executive Order 20-95 suspends the assessment and collection taxes under Chapter 201, Florida Statutes, for all notes and written obligations made pursuant to Title I of the CARES Act.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor / Florida Department of Revenue

Dates Available

Effective April 3, 2020 – July 7, 2020 or the date to which the state of emergency in Florida is extended, whichever is later

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Florida businesses receiving loans through the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


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