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Future Florida Local Option Tax Changes


 Florida announces future changes to Local Option Sales Taxes.

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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Gail Cole
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Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.