Florida Sales Tax Rate

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Florida Sales Tax Rate

Updated on May 4, 2022

Florida Sales Tax Rate

Step By Step

If your limited liability company (LLC) 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. 

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

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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 sales tax rate in Florida is 6%.

Five states have no sales tax. Colorado has the lowest sales tax at 2.9%, while California has the highest rate at 7.25%.

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.

Use our Sales Tax Calculator to calculate taxes and total purchase amount. 

Conclusion 

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.