Legislation was passed (Chapter 2016-220, Section 24, Laws of Florida) to create a 3-day sales tax holiday that will begin at 12:01 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2016, and end at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2016. During this period, no Florida sales tax or local option tax will be collected on sales of clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item and on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item.
For more information, please refer to
Rule 12AER16-01, Sales of Clothing and School Supplies During the Period August 5 through August 7, 2016.
The Department of Revenue is raising its standards for securing communication between web browsers and its interactive websites (i.e., Registration, e-Services Enrollment, File and Pay). If you are using an older version of a web browser, you may be blocked from logging in. Effective August 1, 2016, taxpayers will only be allowed to access certain e-Services websites if they are using the latest versions of the most common browsers, which utilize Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.1 and 1.2. Visit our browser security page for more details.
A new, streamlined process for nonprofit organizations and governmental entities to obtain and renew sales tax exemption certificates is now being used by the Department. A new Application for a Consumer's Certificate of Exemption (Form DR-5) includes information on who qualifies, what is exempt, and how to establish qualification for each exemption category. Holders of sales tax exemption certificates no longer need to reapply for a new certificate every five years. For more information, see
Your 2016 Florida Annual Resale
Certificate(s) for sales and communications services tax are available online.
To view, download, and print available certificates, visit our e-Services page
and select the appropriate tax link under “Print Annual Resale Certificate.”
Step-by-step instructions for accessing, printing, and
downloading certificates are also available.
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.
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