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How much is Florida's sales tax?

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Florida's sales tax rate is 6 percent, according to the Florida Department of Revenue. Most counties in Florida apply an additional discretionary sales surtax to state-taxed transactions. The county surtax rates vary between counties, and as of 2015, the rates range between 0.5 percent and 1.5 percent.

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A list of Florida's county sales surtax rates is available at the Department of Revenue website on Form DR-15DSS, which the state revises each November, according to the Florida Department of Revenue. The discretionary sales surtax is limited to the first $5,000 of the rental or sale amount for tangible personal property, including electricity. The limit does not apply to services, real estate rentals or transient rentals.

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