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Florida Sales Tax Calculator

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Florida Sales Tax Calculator

If your business sells physical products or certain types of services, you will need to collect and pay sales tax. In Florida, the first step is visiting the revenue department’s website and registering for sales tax in order to acquire a seller’s permit, or sales tax permit. 

Use our Sales Tax Calculator to determine your exact sales tax rate and total purchase amount. 

Florida Sales Tax Calculator

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What Products and Services Are Subject to Sales Tax in Florida?

Each sale, admission, storage, or rental in Florida is subject to sales tax. Detective or burglar protection, non-residential cleaning, and non-residential pest control services are also taxable. Groceries and prescription drugs are exempt from sales tax in Florida. 

Florida Sales Tax Rate

The state sales tax rate in Florida is 6%.

Florida sales tax rates vary depending on which county and city you’re in. Check Florida Department of Revenue site for the exact rates.

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How to Register for Florida Sales Tax

In Florida, acquire a seller’s permit by following the Department of Revenue’s detailed instructions for registration: 

  1. Go the revenue department’s business tax registration page
  2. Register for an account.
  3. Fill out the business tax registration form. 
  4. There is no fee to register for business taxes online. If you register by mail, the fee is $5.


In Florida, and across the country, collecting sales tax is a must if you want to avoid potentially heavy fines and even closure. It’s crucial that you follow your state’s laws, and you might consider consulting with an accountant or tax attorney to make sure you’re in full compliance.


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Florida Sales Tax Calculator