This section includes your balance and new charges and taxes, if applicable. Taxes and fees may vary by area, with amounts not established by FPL. FPL collects these fees and taxes for distribution to the appropriate entities and does not profit from them.
Electric service amount: The sum of the customer charge, fuel and non-fuel charges for this bill.
Storm charge: Used to repay the bonds and taxes issued during the 2004 and 2005 hurricane restoration efforts and to partially replenish the storm damage reserve fund for future storms.
Gross receipts tax: A tax of about 2.56 percent on a customer’s electric bill that is paid to the State of Florida.
Other taxes and fees: Vary by area, with amounts not established by FPL. FPL collects these fees and taxes for distribution to the appropriate entities and does not profit from them.
Franchise charge: FPL competes with municipalities and county governments for the right to serve customers. If a local government chooses, it can enter into a contract with FPL that enables the government to charge residents a contractual amount, the franchise charge, in exchange for its agreement to not form an electric utility for the term of the franchise.
Utility/municipal Tax: A tax imposed by a municipality or county government on the sale of electricity.