Future Florida Local Option Tax Changes
- Sales Tax News
- Oct 17, 2013 | Gail Cole
Counties in Florida Department of Revenue released a list of “known future changes” to local option transient rental taxes.
Highlands County (with a total transient rental tax rate of 2%) is scheduled to begin self-administration of taxes on January 1, 2014:
Several counties have announced future changes to their Local Option Tourist Development Tax (LOTDT) rate:
- Bay County will decrease its LOTDT from 5% to 4%, effective April 1, 2014;
- Pinellas County will decrease its LOTDCT from 5% to 4%, effective October 1, 2021;
- St. Lucie County will decrease its LOTDT from 5% to 3%, effective February 1, 2018; and
- Walton County will decrease its LOTDT from 4.5% to 4%, effective October 1, 2014.
Additional information is available on the Florida Department of Revenue’s County Local Option Transient Rental Tax Rates page.
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