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The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) was created in Chapter 20.24, Florida Statutes. The mission of DHSMV is “Providing Highway Safety and Security Through Excellence in Service, Education, and Enforcement.”

The department provides services by partnering with county tax collectors and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in order to promote a safe driving environment. The department coordinates with its partners to issue driver licenses and identification cards, facilitate motor vehicle transactions, and provide services related to consumer protection and public safety.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS is organized to carry out the responsibilities of the secretary of the Treasury under section 7801 of the Internal Revenue Code. The secretary has full authority to administer and enforce the internal revenue laws and has the power to create an agency to enforce these laws. The IRS was created based on this legislative grant.

Federal Employer Identification Number or FEIN is required as part of a completed application from dealers for licensing with DHSMV.

Florida Division of Corporations

The Division serves as an informational resource for statewide business activities, registrations and certificates and provide sole proprietors and companies with the legal right to do business in the state of Florida.

Proof of registration of the business name and fictitious name(s) with the Florida Secretary of State, Division of Corporations to conduct business in Florida is required by DHSMV as part of a completed application from dealer license applicants.

Florida Department of Revenue

The General Tax Administration Program of the Florida Department of Revenue administers over 30 taxes and fees, including sales and use tax, reemployment tax, communications services tax, corporate income tax, and fuel tax. The monies collected pay for state and local government services for Floridians.

Sales tax number assignment from the Florida Department of Revenue is required by DHSMV as part of a completed application from dealer license applicants.

National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS)

NMVTIS was created to prevent the introduction or reintroduction of stolen motor vehicles into interstate commerce; protect states, consumers (both individual and commercial), and other entities from fraud; reduce the use of stolen vehicles for illicit purposes including funding of criminal enterprises; and provide consumer protection from unsafe vehicles.

Section 319.30, Florida Statues, specifies notification requirements to NMVTIS by dealers or purchasers dealing in derelict or salvage vehicles.

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