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Recently we have become aware of an apparent telephone scam where individuals are being called by someone stating they are with the IRS but using our main department phone number. These calls are not being made by the IRS or by the Florida Department of Revenue. Please see our note about Verifying Department Contact at the bottom of our main webpage for further information about how to handle these calls. The IRS also has posted additional information and guidance on how to handle the calls.

General Tax Administration Program

The General Tax Administration Program of the Florida Department of Revenue administers over 30 taxes and fees, including sales and use tax, reemployment tax, communications services tax, corporate income tax, and fuel tax. The monies collected pay for state and local government services for Floridians. We continue to improve our customer service and technology to make reporting and paying taxes as convenient and easy as possible.

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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 September 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 TIP 16A01-03.


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 more.