State-by-State Guide to Taxes on Middle-Class Families
Tool | November 2021

Florida State Tax Guide for Middle-Class Families

State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families.


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Most Tax-Friendly

Florida has middle-of-the-road property and sales taxes (which vary by location), but the complete lack of an income tax makes the Sunshine State a big draw for retirees and others. Overall, the comparative tax burden on middle-class families is very low.

Income Tax Range

Florida has no state income tax.

Sales Tax

6% state levy. Localities can add as much as 2%, and the average combined rate is 7.01%, according to the Tax Foundation.

Groceries: Exempt
Clothing: Taxable
Motor Vehicles: Taxable (additional county tax on first $5,000 of purchase price may apply)
Prescription Drugs: Exempt

Real Property Taxes

In Florida, the median property tax rate is $859 per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: 43.55¢ per gallon (varies by county).
Diesel: 36.37¢ per gallon.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.34 a pack
Cigars: no tax
All other tobacco products: 85% of the wholesale price

Beer: $0.48 per gallon
Wine: $2.25 per gallon
Liquor: $6.50 per gallon

Annual Car Taxes and Fees

No annual vehicle tax or fee is imposed.

Estate and Inheritance Taxes

No estate or inheritance tax.