The Department of Revenue is currently transitioning to a new way of handling secure email and the transfer of large files. Job aids are available (Secure Email Overview and Electronic Sharing of Large Files) that can help you understand these new ways of communicating with us.
Legislation was passed (Chapter 2014-38, Section 21, Laws of Florida) to create a 3-day sales tax holiday that will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, September 19, 2014, and end at 11:59 p.m., September 21, 2014. During this holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on the first $1,500 of the sales price of a new qualifying Energy Star or WaterSense product. The exemption is limited to a single purchase for each specific type of qualifying item having a sales price of $500 or more. There are no quantity limits on qualifying items with a sales price of less than $500.
Youth bicycle helmets, child restraint systems & booster seats will be tax exempt beginning July 1, 2014
Sales tax should not be collected on these items, effective July 1, 2014. Read more.
New tax brackets
Individual sales and use tax brackets on taxable charges for electricity are now available.
Voluntary disclosure of tax liabilities
Do you owe unpaid or underpaid taxes? If the Department has not already contacted you about these liabilities, you can pay them under our voluntary disclosure program. In many cases, we will waive the penalties. Read more.
Shopping Online? Make Sure You Pay Tax
Did you know you must pay "use tax" on items you buy tax-free outside Florida and bring or have delivered into this state? This applies to merchandise that would have been taxed if purchased in Florida. We have an easy online application you can use to report and pay taxes on Internet, catalog, and other out-of-state purchases. Read more about a consumer’s responsibility to pay use tax.