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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Effective October 1, 2018, anyone who purchases or registers a motor vehicle qualifying for the Hope Scholarship Program in Florida may designate $105 of the state sales tax due at the time of purchase or registration to an eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organization participating in the Program. If the state sales tax due is less than $105, the designated amount would be the state sales tax due. Additional information about this and other tax credits for contributions to scholarship-funding organizations is available on the Scholarship-Funding Organizations – Tax Credits for Contributions web page.
8/15/2018Approved
  

​Effective July 1, 2018, tenants of commercial rental properties are eligible to apply for an allocation under the new Florida Sales Tax Credit Scholarship Program. This program authorizes the tenant to receive a credit against the state sales tax due on rent or license fee payments for contributions paid to an eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organization. These credits may be taken against sales tax on rent or license fee payments beginning October 1, 2018. Additional information about this and other tax credits for contributions to scholarship-funding organizations is available on the Scholarship Funding Organizations Tax Credits page.

7/2/2018Approved
  

​The Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA) nationally recognized the Florida Department of Revenue's SCORE partnership for its effectiveness and proactive approach to assisting taxpayers. The FTA 2018 Award was presented to Executive Director Leon Biegalski at the general session of the FTA Annual Meeting in June. SCORE is a nonprofit association of volunteer business counselors supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Department is proud to partner with SCORE to provide Florida businesses additional tools and resources to be successful.

 

Upcoming July SCORE Webinar: The Department will host a webinar titled "Use Tax and You: What businesses should know about Florida's most misunderstood tax" on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. ET in partnership with SCORE. During this live webinar, participants will learn the definition of use tax, how it differs from sales tax, how it applies to businesses, when it is due and why it is often discovered during audits. To register or view past webinars, visit floridarevenue.com/taxes/education.

6/14/2018Approved
  
It is important to safeguard against scams and fraudulent communications. If you are contacted by an individual or group claiming to be the Florida Department of Revenue and you suspect you have been targeted for a scam, contact the Department's Taxpayer Services at 850-488-6800 to verify the communication came from the Department of Revenue. You can also visit or contact a local office to verify.
1/5/2018Approved
  

​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.

2/10/2015Approved
  

​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.

2/8/2015Approved