Florida Sales Tax

Florida Sales Tax

Florida sales tax varies by location. There is a state sales tax as well as by a discretionary sales surtax (county tax) in most counties.

Florida (FL) Sales Tax Rate: 6%
Maximum rate for local municipalities: 7.5%

Use our sales tax calculator to look up Florida sales tax rates by address.

Taxable Sales in Florida

Sales tax is due for:

  • all taxable items purchased in Florida,
  • purchasing an item tax-exempt with the intent to resell but then using it for business or personal use instead, and
  • buying a taxable item outside of Florida and having it delivered or bringing it into the state if tax was not paid at time of purchase.

Groceries and prescription drugs are exempt from sales tax.

Florida Sales Tax Registration

See the Florida Department of Revenue website to:

Filing Florida Sales Tax

You can pay Florida sales and use tax by:

You are required to file at the following frequency, depending on the amount of sales tax collected:

  • More than $1000: Monthly
  • $501 – $1000: Quarterly
  • $101-500: Semiannual
  • $100 or less: Annual

Businesses can deduct a collection allowance of 2.5% of the first $1,200 due (not to exceed $30) when you file and pay electronically and on time.

Florida Sales Tax Deadlines

Quarterly: Due on the 1st and late after the 20thday of the month following the collection period. For example, if the sale took place during April, then tax is due on the 1st of July and late after the 20th, unless the 20th falls on a weekend or federal or state holiday. Then returns are due the next business day.

Monthly: Due on the 1st day of the month and late after the 20th day of the month following the collection period. For example, if the sale took place during January, then tax is due on the 1st of February and late after the 20th, unless the 20th falls on a weekend or federal or state holiday. Then returns are due the next business day.

All electronic payments must be submitted by 5:00PM on day of collection.

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Florida Sales Tax Software

Tax payers in Florida can use our TaxTools sales tax software to accurately calculate and collect Florida sales tax on websites or other applications. TaxTools scrubs Florida addresses and determines the correct sales tax rate for all orders shipping within the state of Florida, regardless of destination or product class. Configuring sales tax on your e-commerce site has never been easier. Contact us for more information or sign up for a free trial of the TaxTools software.

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You can also use our free sales tax calculator to look up the rate for any Florida address.