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for the Department’s February 28, 2019, webinar File and Pay Florida Taxes with Confidence
. The live webinar, produced in partnership with SCORE, is scheduled for 2 p.m. EST on February 28, 2019. For more information about the Department’s partnership with SCORE and how it can support your business, visit the
The state sales tax rate on the total rent charged for renting, leasing, letting, or granting a license to use commercial real property for rental periods beginning on or after January 1, 2019, is decreased from 5.8% to 5.7%. The local option discretionary sales surtax imposed by the county where the real property is located continues to apply to the total rent charged. For more information, review
Tax Information Publication #18A01-14.
In response to Hurricane Michael, the Florida Department of Revenue will follow the tax relief granted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
regarding tax return due dates. For Florida corporate income tax filers affected by Hurricane Michael, the Department will extend payment due dates and due dates for filing the Florida corporate/franchise tax return. Florida corporate income/franchise tax returns originally due, or due on extension, between October 7, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are now due by March 15, 2019. For more information, please review the Department’s press release
issued on October 15, 2018.
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.