Tourist Development Refunds

Any individual or business who has made a payment, which was not owed, was made in error, or was an overpayment may apply for a refund.

Florida Statutes require that an application for refund must be supported by appropriate documentation to substantiate the validity of the claim. Since each refund request is unique, you may be asked to provide additional documentation. If the documentation needed to verify your refund claim is extensive, you may attach a written request to have us review your records at your location. All accounting records for the time period involved are subject to audit verification if necessary.A refund claim will be processed within 90 days if the application is complete and substantiated documentation was provided.There is a three-year statute of limitation on refunds based on the date the tax was paid.If you want your accountant or another representative to handle your refund request, a completed Power of Attorney form must accompany the refund application, Application for Tourist Development Tax Refund.

If you have any questions regarding your refund, you can email your questions or call our office at 727-464-5007.

Send the completed application with supporting documentation to:

Charles W. Thomas, CFC
Pinellas County Tax Collector
Attn: Tourist Development Audit Department
P.O. Box 6440
Clearwater, FL 33758-6440