The February initiation deadline for electronic payments for sales and use tax, communications services tax and many other taxes and fees is Friday, February 16, 2018. Electronic payments must be initiated no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the
business day prior to the 20th to be considered timely. The initiation date for February is Friday, February 16, as Monday, February 19, is a federal holiday. Please reference the
Florida e-Services Calendar of Due Dates for 2018 (Form DR-659) for a complete list of initiation dates based on tax type or fee.
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
The minimum reemployment tax rate for 2018 will remain at .0010 (0.1%) or $7.00 per employee. The rate is imposed on annual wages of up to $7,000 per employee. The maximum reemployment tax rate for 2018 will remain at .0540 (5.4%). A Reemployment Tax Rate Notice (Form RT-20) will be mailed to all employers in December. The RT-20 contains the tax rate applicable to each employer.
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, 2018, is decreased from 6% to 5.8%. 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 17A01-15.
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.