Account Management and Registration
You may be required to register to collect, accrue, and remit taxes or fees if you are engaged in activities associated with a tax or fee. You must register before you
begin your business activities. Once registered, you can enroll to file and pay electronically. If you are a registered taxpayer and would like more information on electronic
file and pay requirements, visit the Department's e-Services for Taxes, Fees and Other State Remittances web page. For more information on a specific tax or fee, visit the Department's
Taxes and Fees or Refunds web page.
Need to Register?
You can register for the following taxes and fees using the Department's online
Florida Business Tax Application (DR-1), or you can download the Florida Business Tax Application
), and its instructions .
|Communications Services Tax
||New Tire Fee
|Documentary Stamp Tax
||Prepaid Wireless E911 Fee
|Gross Receipts Tax on Dry-Cleaning
||Reemployment (Unemployment) Tax
|Gross Receipts Tax on Utility Services
||Rental Car Surcharge
|Lead-Acid Battery Fee
||Sales and Use Tax
|Miami-Date County Lake Belt Fees
You must submit a registration application for the following taxes and licenses:
- Air Carrier Fuel Tax - Application for Air Carrier Fuel Tax Licenses
- Fuel and/or Pollutants Tax - Registration Package for Motor Fuel and/or Pollutants Registrants
(Form GT-400401 ).
- Secondhand Dealers and Secondary Metals Recyclers - Registration Application for Secondhand Dealers and Secondary Metals
Recyclers (Form DR-1S
), which includes instructions.
Registering Nonprofits in Florida
Governmental entities and certain nonprofit organizations may apply for exemption from sales and use tax on purchases for their own use. Download the
Application for Consumer's Certificate of Exemption (Form DR-5 ).
Depending on the organization's structure and activities, registration with other agencies may also be required. For more information, visit the Department's
Nonprofit Organizations web page.
Information Needed to Register
You must provide certain information depending on the type of business and the taxes for which you are registering, such as business activities, business
location, and opening date. You can download a chart
which shows the required identification and owner information based on the legal entity of the
applicant. Addresses to be used for mailing must be valid according to the United States Postal Service website.
Resume a Registration Session
Make Changes to Your Account
You must notify the Florida Department of Revenue if you:
- change your business name;
- change your mailing address;
- change your location address within the same county;
- close or sell your business; or
- your business becomes active and you will sell or rent taxable property or services.
The quickest way to notify the Department is to update your account
You must submit a new registration using the online registration system or complete a paper
Florida Business Tax Application (Form DR-1 ) if you:
- move your business location from one Florida county to another;
- add another location;
- change your legal entity; or
- change the ownership of your business.
Check Status of Submitted Online Registration or Retrieve Approved Certificate Number
To check the status of a submitted online registration or to retrieve your approved certificate number, you must have:
- The online registration confirmation number, and
- Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN); or
- Social Security Number (SSN).
Visit the Department's Certificate Number Retrieval web page.