State sales tax rate6%
* While the base rate applies statewide, it’s only a starting point for calculating sales tax in Florida. For an accurate tax rate for each jurisdiction, add other applicable local rates on top of the base rate.
Florida sales tax basics
The Florida (FL) state sales tax rate is currently 6%. Depending on city, county and local tax jurisdictions, the total rate can be as high as 8%.
Florida appears in Kiplinger’s list of 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees for 2017.
In the state of Florida, you may register to collect and pay sales and use tax. In order to file and remit online, you may use an approved vendor, such as Avalara (TrustFile), or enroll in the e-Services program and track payment due dates yourself.
All sellers of tangible property or goods (including leases, licenses, and rentals) are required to register with the state and file and pay sales tax.
How to register to collect sales tax in Florida
If you need to collect sales tax in Florida, first you need to register your business. Learn what steps you need to take to register in Florida.
How to file sales tax returns in Florida
Now that you’ve registered and you’re collecting sales tax in Florida, find out how to file, or remit, your sales tax. Get answers to your common sales tax filing questions.
Deadlines for filing sales tax returns in Florida
Check on the sales tax filing deadlines for Florida. Get the dates for filing annually, quarterly, or monthly.
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