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DATE ISSUED: November 19, 2012

Walton County Increases Its Discretionary Sales Surtax From 1% to 1.5% Beginning January 1, 2013

Effective January 1, 2013, sales tax dealers in Walton County are required to collect or accrue a 1.5% Walton County discretionary sales surtax, in addition to the 6% state sales tax, on the sale or use of taxable merchandise or taxable services delivered into Walton County. The surtax rate increase was approved by the Walton County Board of County Commissioners.

Effective January 1, 2013, the combined state and local sales and use tax rate for Walton County will be 7.5%. All state sales and use tax and local surtax collected must be remitted and reported to the Department of Revenue.

Walton County dealers who file paper tax returns will be mailed 2013 sales and use tax returns in December; paper DR-15 or DR-15EZ sales and use tax returns will have "Surtax Rate .0150" printed on them. A Sales Tax Rate Table (Form DR-2X) is posted on our website ( to help dealers accurately collect tax due using the bracket system (see 7.5% rate).

Dealers are not entitled to a collection allowance if they file a paper tax return or pay tax by check or money order. To file and pay state and local sales and use tax electronically or to enroll to file and pay tax electronically, visit: Dealers may:

  • Use the Department's website to file and pay tax electronically, or
  • Purchase software (a list of approved software vendors is posted on our website).

Reference:   Walton County Ordinances 2012-03 and 2012-22; Sections 212.054 and 212.055, Florida Statutes.

For More Information

This document is intended to alert you to the requirements contained in Florida laws and administrative rules. It does not by its own effect create rights or require compliance.

For forms and other information, visit our website at or call Taxpayer Services, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, at 800-352-3671.

For a detailed written response to your questions, write the Florida Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Services, MS 3-2000, 5050 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0112.

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