Florida Sales Tax

On this page you will find handy sales and use tax information about Florida.

How to use this page:

We’ve pulled in the information from all our Charts for a consolidated view by state.  Here you can see the sales tax rates and if the state has remote seller nexus rules. You can also see any sales tax holidays or amnesty programs that may exist, though these do not apply to all states.

Below the chart you can find any News & Tip item we have published that relates to Florida that you can filter by topic. This will help you get informed on current and past legislation that has passed in the state.

State Rate

6.000% The state has reduced rates for sales of certain types of items.

Range of Local Rates

0% – 2.5% A cap on the local sales/use tax applies on sales of any item of tangible personal property. Some local jurisdictions do not impose a sales tax.

Local Rates Apply to Use Tax






Windows and Doors Sales Tax Holiday

July 1, 2022-June 30, 2024

  • Retail sales of impact-resistant windows, doors, and garage doors
Children's Clothing Sales Tax Holiday

July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

  • Retail sale of baby and toddler clothing and shoes (5 years of age or younger)
Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday

July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

  • Retail sale of certain ENERGY STAR appliances including refrigerator/freezer units selling for $3,000 or less, and water heaters, washers or dryers selling for $1,500 or less
Children's Diapers Sales Tax Holiday

July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

  • Retail sale of children’s diapers, including single-use diapers, reusable diapers, and reusable diaper inserts
Freedom Summer Sales Tax Holiday

May 29-September 4, 2023

  • Retail sale of fishing supplies, camping supplies, children’s athletic equipment, boating & water activity supplies, pool supplies, children’s toys, other general outdoor supplies, and admissions to certain events. Get more details here.
Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

May 27 - June 9, 2023 and August 26 - September 8, 2023

  • Retail sale of a variety of disaster preparedness-related products ranging from $0-$3000
  • The products include the following: pet supplies, household supplies, cleaning supplies, batteries, fuel tanks, portable power banks, smoke detectors, fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, waterproof sheeting, ground anchor systems, and portable generators. Get more details here.


Amnesty Filing Dates

July 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010

Go to Florida Amnesty Page

State and local option tax liabilities due before July 1, 2010.


Covers sales and use tax, communications services tax, estate tax, and motor fuel tax.


Penalties, and 25-50% interest due waived.



Amnesty Filing Dates

April 19, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Go to Amnesty Provisions in S.B. 50, Section 25

Remote sales made before July 1, 2021


As a result of Florida’s economic nexus legislation, businesses making remote sales into Florida must register and collect sales and use tax on such transactions, if the business has made taxable remote sales in excess of $100,000 over the previous calendar year, effective July 1, 2021. Affected businesses not previously registered with the Florida Department of Revenue have until September 30, 2021, to complete a Florida Business Tax Application and avoid a “look back” review of previous remote sales and use taxes due.


Relief of liability for tax, penalty, and interest due on remote sales that occurred before July 1, 2021

Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Advisory State


69 Sales Tax Jurisdictions



Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)


Sales Tax Return Due Date

The 20th of the month following the reporting period

Exemption Information

Florida Resale Certificate


Product types of exemptions: Research or Development Costs, Industrial Machinery and Equipment (various industries, recycling & pollution control), Certain Repair and Labor Charges (mining, construction, and manufacturing SIC codes), Energy Related Activities, Medical and General Grocery Items


Entity types of exemptions: Governmental entities, including states, counties, municipalities, and political subdivisions; certain nonprofit organizations


Florida Exemption Certificate Forms

State Links
History & Fun Facts

  • The Florida sales and use tax was enacted in 1949.
  • The Important U.S. Supreme Court sales tax case, Scripto, Inc. v. Carson, in 1960, was spurred by the state of Florida attempting to assess Scripto, a Georgia based retailer with no offices in Florida, for use tax on sales made by independent contractors working on Scripto’s behalf in Florida. The case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Court held that the difference between regular employees and independent contractors was “without constitutional significance.” The Court determined that if distinctions between the two types are permissible, it would only open the door to tax avoidance tactics.

  • Florida is known for being the state that checks the Bill of Ladding per trucks entering the state for nexus leads; that being said, other states may be doing the same.
  • Many Florida counties have a discretionary sales surtax (county tax) that applies to most transactions subject to the sales or use tax.
  • Florida is often referred to as the “Greenbelt Exemption” state. Historically the state had a broad agricultural exemption that led to some entities taking advantage of what a ‘good faith agricultural use of land’ could be.

Florida State Law on Refunds and Over-collection

A Florida judge determined that Oracle America, a software company, was ineligible for a tax refund filed with the state after the tax was over-collected.

Florida Judge Recommends DOR Finalize $200,000 Tax Bill for Party Equipment Business

Administrative Law Judge Brittany O Finkbeiner recommended the Florida Department of Revenue should finalize a $208,287 assessment against a Tallahassee party equipment business in Fun City Inc v. Department of Revenue.

Florida Accepting Electronic Digital Signatures on Tax Forms

The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) has issued a Tax Information Publication stating that the DOR will accept electronic digital signatures on tax forms, such as power of attorney forms and other documents that must be signed.

Florida Lowers Electronic Sales Tax Filing Threshold

Effective January 1, 2023, Florida is lowering their threshold for the electronic filing of sales taxes.

Florida Offering Over One Billion In Tax Relief

On May 6, 2022 the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis signed HB 7071, offering $1.2 billion in tax relief, by means of gas tax and sales tax holidays.

State Notices & Resources for Remote Sellers

Use this state by state guide to find each state\’s initial guidance on how to proceed post-Wayfair, state resources such as FAQs, and any state activity such as going through a legislative process that impacts remote sellers.

Florida Released Publication on P2P Car Sharing Rentals

Effective January 1, 2022, Florida peer-to-peer car-sharing programs are subject to collecting and remitting the applicable taxes.

Economic Nexus State by State Chart

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

Florida Enacts Economic and Marketplace Nexus Legislation

Remote sellers and marketplace facilitators must register to collect tax in Florida if they exceed the state’s economic nexus threshold, effective July 1, 2021.

Post-Wayfair Remote Seller Nexus: What’s Going on in the Southeast?

Like the rest of the country, the Southeast region of the U.S. is not immune to the changes created by the South Dakota v. Wayfair decision. In fact, 2020 presented a slew of changes in the southeast that have big…

Florida Supreme Court Declines Review of Airbnb Short-Term Rental Local Tax Dispute

Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms were not considered dealers for purposes of the Florida Tourist Development Tax and were not required to collect and remit the tax.

Sales Tax Nuances of Trade Show Attendance

Trade show attendance in another state can create physical nexus and trigger sales tax obligations. Learn key nuances of trade show rules across the states.

Florida Reduces Sales Tax Rate for Rental, Lease, or License to Use Real Property

The Florida sales tax rate imposed on commercial rentals will decrease from 5.7 to 5.5 percent, effective January 1, 2020.

Florida Provides Guidance on Application of Discretionary Sales Surtax

The Florida Department of Revenue has issued guidance on the application of the $5,000 discretionary sales surtax.

House Introduces Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and additional U.S. House members introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.

Florida Establishes Sales Tax Credit Scholarship Program, Effective October 1, 2018

The new Florida Sales Tax Credit Scholarship Program authorizes tenants of a commercial rental property to receive a credit against the state sales tax due on rent, lease, or license fee payments.

Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, ruling in favor of South Dakota and overturning Quill’s physical presence rule.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Multistate Tax Commission Updates Its Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption Certificate

The Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) revised its Multijurisdictional Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption/Resale Certificate on January 22, 2018 to reflect two state changes.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Request to Review Florida Ruling on Satellite and Cable TV Services

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a taxpayer’s petition to review a Florida Supreme Court ruling which reversed a lower court’s ruling concerning the tax rate on satellite versus cable services.

Record Number of Sellers Participate in 2017 MTC Amnesty Program

The volume of applicants for the 2017 online marketplace seller tax amnesty program overwhelmed the Multistate Tax Commission.

Reduction of Florida Sales Tax on Commercial Real Property Leases to Commence January 2018

Beginning January 1, 2018, Florida’s sales tax rate imposed on the total rent charged for renting, leasing, letting, or granting a license to use commercial real property is reduced.

Multistate Tax Commission Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Online Sellers

The MTC organized a tax amnesty program for online sellers, running from August 17 to November 1, 2017. The voluntary disclosure program allowed sellers to start remitting sales tax on future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in 25 participating states.