Florida State Tax Guide

Florida state tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette, and other taxes that impact Florida residents.

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Florida State Tax: Overview

Florida is often considered a top destination for retirees, but adults of all ages can enjoy the fact that Florida is one of nine states that doesn't have a state personal income tax. Florida property rates are relatively low compared to the national average and a Florida tax relief bill passed in 2023 allows Floridians to enjoy many items tax-free. 

[Data for this state tax guide was gathered from several sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the state’s government website, the Sales Tax Handbook, and the Tax Foundation. Property taxes are cited as a rate percentage rather than the assessed value.]

Florida Income Tax

Florida is one of the nine states with no income tax. You won't pay state tax on wages, retirement income or investment income.

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Florida Sales Tax

Florida has a 6% statewide sales tax. Localities can add as much as 2%, and the average combined rate is 7.02%, according to the Tax Foundation

  • Groceries are tax-exempt.
  • Prescription drugs are tax-exempt.
  • Diapers are tax-exempt.
  • Some feminine products are tax-exempt.

How Much Are Property Taxes in Florida?

In Florida, the average effective property tax rate is 0.86%.

Florida Property Tax Breaks for Retirees

Additional Homestead Exemption: Florida residents ages 65 and older who meet certain criteria can receive an extra homestead exemption from some city and county governments.

  • Homeowners may receive an additional exemption of up to $50,000 if they use the home as a primary residence and meet income qualifications.
  • Homeowners may qualify for an exemption up to the total assessed value of their property if they meet the criteria above and have lived at the property for at least 25 years and the just value of the property is below $250,000.

Homeowners must apply to receive an additional homestead exemption.

(Note: Income limitations for the additional homestead exemption are adjusted annually.)

Florida Motor Vehicle Taxes

When considering state excise tax and other state taxes and fees, Florida's tax on gasoline is $0.352 per gallon.

Motor vehicle purchases are subject to sales tax in Florida.

Florida Alcohol and Tobacco Taxes

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Cigarettes$1.34 per pack
Other tobacco products85% of wholesale price
Beer$0.48 per gallon
Wine$2.25 per gallon
Wine (sparkling)$3.50 per gallon
Liquor$6.50 per gallon

Florida Estate and Inheritance Taxes

Florida is one of the states with no estate or inheritance taxes.

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Katelyn Washington
Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years’ experience working in tax and finance. While she specializes in tax content, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement and financial planning and has had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes that knowledge is the key to success and enjoys helping others reach their goals by providing content that educates and informs.

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