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Overview of Florida Taxes

Florida is known for having low taxes. Delving into the numbers, the state mostly lives up to the reputation. Despite having no income tax, though, there are some taxes that Florida residents still have to pay.

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Your Income Taxes Breakdown

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2020 
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* These are the taxes owed for the 2020 - 2021 filing season.

Your 2020 Federal Income Tax Comparison

  • Your marginal federal income tax rate
  • Your effective federal income tax rate
  • Your federal income taxes

Total Estimated 2020 Tax Burden

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    Our income tax calculator calculates your federal, state and local taxes based on several key inputs: your household income, location, filing status and number of personal exemptions. Also, we separately calculate the federal income taxes you will owe in the 2019 - 2020 filing season based on the Trump Tax Plan.

    How Income Taxes Are Calculated

    • First, we calculate your adjusted gross income (AGI) by taking your total household income and reducing it by certain items such as contributions to your 401(k).
    • Next, from AGI we subtract exemptions and deductions (either itemized or standard) to get your taxable income. Exemptions can be claimed for each taxpayer as well as dependents such as one’s spouse or children.
    • Based on your filing status, your taxable income is then applied to the the tax brackets to calculate your federal income taxes owed for the year.
    • Your location will determine whether you owe local and / or state taxes.
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  • Last Updated: January 1, 2020

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    Jennifer Mansfield, CPA, JD/LLM-Tax, is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of experience providing tax advice. SmartAsset’s tax expert has a degree in Accounting and Business/Management from the University of Wyoming, as well as both a Masters in Tax Laws and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. Jennifer has mostly worked in public accounting firms, including Ernst & Young and Deloitte. She is passionate about helping provide people and businesses with valuable accounting and tax advice to allow them to prosper financially. Jennifer lives in Arizona and was recently named to the Greater Tucson Leadership Program.

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Taxes in Florida

Florida State Tax Quick Facts

  • Income tax: None
  • Sales tax: 6% - 8.50%
  • Property tax: 0.83% average effective rate
  • Gas tax: 4 cents per gallon of regular gasoline and diesel

Florida’s official nickname is “The Sunshine State,” but it may as well be “The Low-Tax State.” That’s because Florida is the only state east of the Mississippi that doesn’t collect income taxes of any kind. The state does charge a sales tax rate of 6% though, and most counties charge sales taxes of their own. There are, however, some taxes that are higher in Florida than elsewhere in the U.S.

A financial advisor in Florida can help you understand how taxes fit into your overall financial goals. Financial advisors can also help with investing and financial plans, including retirement, homeownership, insurance and more, to make sure you are preparing for the future.

Florida Income Taxes

Come tax season, taxpayers in Florida can finish up their federal taxes, then kick back and enjoy the sunshine. No state income tax means no state income tax return. It means there’s no need to research special state deductions and credits. For high income earners, it means there is a huge incentive to take their talents to South Beach.

Florida Sales Tax

The statewide sales tax rate in Florida is 6%. Additionally, some counties also collect their own sales taxes, ranging from 0.5% to 2.5%, which means that actual rates paid in Florida may be as high as 8.5%. According to the Tax Foundation, the average sales tax rate in Florida is 7.05%, 23rd-highest in the country. There is no sales tax charged at the city level in Florida. Here are the combined state and local sales tax rates for each of Florida’s counties.

Sales Tax Rates(Updated December 2020)

CountyState RateCountyTotal Sales Tax
Alachua County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Baker County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Bay County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Bradford County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Brevard County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Broward County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Calhoun County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Charlotte County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Citrus County6.00%0.000%6.000%
Clay County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Collier County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Columbia County6.00%1.000%7.000%
DeSoto County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Dixie County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Duval County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Escambia County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Flagler County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Franklin County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Gadsden County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Gilchrist County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Glades County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Gulf County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Hamilton County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Hardee County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Hendry County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Hernando County6.00%0.500%6.500%
Highlands County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Hillsborough County6.00%2.500%8.500%
Holmes County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Indian River County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Jackson County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Jefferson County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Lafayette County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Lake County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Lee County6.00%0.500%6.500%
Leon County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Levy County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Liberty County6.00%2.000%8.000%
Madison County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Manatee County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Marion County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Martin County6.00%0.500%6.500%
Miami-Dade County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Monroe County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Nassau County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Okaloosa County6.00%0.500%6.500%
Okeechobee County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Orange County6.00%0.500%6.500%
Osceola County6.00%1.500%7.500%
Palm Beach County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Pasco County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Pinellas County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Polk County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Putnam County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Saint Johns County6.00%0.500%6.500%
Saint Lucie County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Santa Rosa County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Sarasota County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Seminole County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Sumter County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Suwannee County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Taylor County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Union County6.00%1.000%7.000%
Volusia County6.00%0.500%6.500%
Wakulla County6.00%1.000%7.00%
Walton County6.00%1.000%7.00%
Washington County6.00%1.500%7.50%

Most consumer products are subject to these tax rates, including all electronics, clothing, cleaning supplies and furniture. However, most groceries and medicine are exempt. Additionally, some services may require payment of the sales tax. For example, admission to one of Florida’s famous amusement parks is taxable, as are detective services and many rental services.

Like most states, Florida also enforces a use tax. That means that if you buy a product outside of the state and no tax is collected on that purchase, you are required to file a Sales and Use Tax Return with the Florida Department of Revenue.

Florida Property Tax

If you’re thinking about buying a beach house somewhere along Florida’s 8,436 miles of ocean shoreline, you’ll want to take property taxes into account. Florida’s average effective property tax rate is 0.83%, which is well below the national average. That means that, on average, Floridians pay 0.83% of their home’s value in property taxes.

Because property tax is only collected at the county level in Florida, it ranges significantly depending on where you live. In Miami-Dade County, for example, effective rates are 0.97% of home value. That means if you own a home worth $300,000, you could expect to pay around $2,910 in property taxes annually.

If you are thinking about buying a home in Florida and are planning on using a mortgage, take a look at our Florida mortgage guide for information on rates and getting a mortgage in Florida.

Florida Communication Services Tax

In addition to the above taxes, Florida also collects a special communication services tax on all phone, internet and television services. The total tax rate is 7.44%, but service providers are only allowed to directly bill consumers for 5.07% of that. For the remaining 2.37%, consumers must report and pay the tax independently.

For satellite-based services like DirecTV, the rate is even higher at 11.44%. So if you are a big spender on high-speed internet, multiple phone lines and the top-of-the-line cable TV packages, expect a slightly higher price-tag when it comes time to pay up.

Florida Gas Tax

Florida has the lowest gas tax in the nation. Floridians pay a 4 cent per gallon tax on regular gasoline and a 4 cent per gallon tax on diesel fuel. 

Florida Estate Tax

If you’re looking to pass on that beach house in Miami to your heirs, you can rest easy. As of December 31, 2004, there’s no estate tax in Florida.

Florida Alcohol Tax

Florida’s taxes on alcohol are among the highest in the U.S. The Sunshine State’s tax on beer is 48 cents per gallon and the tax on spirits is $6.50 per gallon. The tax on wine is $2.25 per gallon.

Florida Cigarette Tax

According to the Tax Foundation, Florida has a cigarette tax of $1.339 per pack.

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Places with the Lowest Tax Burden

Are you curious how your tax burden stacks up against others in your state? SmartAsset’s interactive map highlights the counties with the lowest tax burden. Scroll over any county in the state to learn about taxes in that specific area.

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Methodology

To find the places with the lowest tax burdens, SmartAsset calculated the amount of money a specific person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each county in the country.

To better compare income tax burdens across counties, we used the national median household income. We then applied relevant deductions and exemptions before calculating federal, state and local income taxes.

In order to determine sales tax burden, we estimated that 35% of take-home (after-tax) pay is spent on taxable goods. We multiplied the average sales tax rate for a county by the household income after taxes. This balance is then multiplied by 35% to estimate the sales tax paid.For property taxes, we compared the median property taxes paid in each county.

For fuel taxes, we first distributed statewide vehicle miles traveled to the county level using the number of vehicles in each county. We then calculated the total number of licensed drivers within each county. The countywide miles were then distributed amongst the licensed drivers in the county, which gave us the miles driven per licensed driver. Using the nationwide average fuel economy, we calculated the average gallons of gas used per driver in each county and multiplied that by the fuel tax.

We then added the dollar amount for income, sales, property and fuel taxes to calculate a total tax burden. Finally, each county was ranked and indexed, on a scale of 0 to100. The county with the lowest tax burden received a score of 100 and the remaining counties in the study were scored based on how closely their tax burden compares.

Sources: US Census Bureau 2018 American Community Survey, Government Sources, Avalara, American Petroleum Institute, GasBuddy, UMTRI, Federal Highway Administration, SmartAsset