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Sales Tax Holiday Sept. 19 - 21, 2014

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.


Reporting Sales of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Products to Florida Retailers
Sellers of alcoholic beverage or tobacco products to retailers in Florida must electronically file an annual information report with the Department. The report is due on July 1, 2014, and will be late after September 30, 2014. Read more.


New tax brackets
Individual sales and use tax brackets on taxable charges for electricity are now available. Read more.


Taxpayers Impacted by Severe Storm and Flooding
The Florida Department of Revenue will work with taxpayers located in Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties who were impacted by severe storms and flooding that began on April 28, 2014. Affected taxpayers should call the Department at 800-352-3671 to discuss their tax situation.


Payment Scheduling – File now…pay later!
If you file and pay taxes online, you can submit your electronic return before the filing deadline and schedule the payment. Payment scheduling helps ensure timely filing and payment and helps you avoid Internet connection or access problems that may occur on the due date. Read more.


Sales tax exemption for machinery and equipment
Effective April 30, 2014, manufacturing businesses may qualify for an exemption from sales and use tax on purchases of industrial machinery and equipment. Read more.


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.