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Florida sales tax rate changes, January 2017


 Local sales and use tax rates to change in Florida as of January 1, 2017.

Updated 12.12.2016

A number of local sales and use tax rate changes are set to take effect in Florida on January 1, 2017.

New sales tax

  • Alachua County will levy a new 0.5% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, bringing the combined rate to 6.5%.
  • Bay County will add a new 0.5% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, bringing the combined rate to 7%.
  • Brevard County will impose a new 0.5% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, for a new combined rate of 7%.
  • Hardee County will levy a 2% tourist development tax for transient rental transactions, bringing the new combined rate to 9%.
  • Highlands County will impose a new 0.5% School Capital Outlay Surtax, bringing the new combined rate to 7.5%.
  • Liberty County is adding a new 0.5% Emergency Fire Rescue Services Surtax, for a new combined rate of 8%.
  • Manatee County is imposing a new 0.5% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, for a new combined rate of 7%.
  • Marion County will add a new 1% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, bringing the combined rate to 7%.
  • Osceola County is imposing a new 0.5% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, for a new combined rate of 7.5%.
  • Palm Beach County will add a new 1% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, bringing the new combined rate to 7%.
  • Santa Rosa County is adding a 0.5% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, for a new combined rate of 7%.

Extended sales tax

Rates in the following counties will remain the same due to the extension of  existing Discretionary Sales Surtaxes:

Additional information, including discretionary sales surtax expiration dates, is available through the Florida Department of Revenue.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
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.