Florida law mandates a minimum sales tax rate of six percent, collected by the state government to provide services to all Floridians. However, the law also provides for a local option sales tax that lets each county set its own local tax that is collected on top of the general state rate. This rate ranges from six to 8.5 percent.
Sales tax is collected on a wide variety of transactions, including the sales of retail goods, repairs or alterations of personal property, real estate rentals, hotel rooms and similar short-term accommodations, rental of personal property, sporting event tickets, recreation and amusement park admission fees, vending machines and certain household services. For more information on what is taxable, see the Florida Department of Revenue Sales Tax Guide, and the guide for property tax exemption.
What does this mean for you? Practically speaking, it means that you'll pay a different sales tax rate in each Florida county. The table below lists the current rates for each county in the state.
Florida Sales Tax Rates
As rates can vary from year to year, it's best to confirm rates online at the beginning of every new year.