Florida State Tax Guide

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

Bottom Line

Middle-Class Families: Most Tax-Friendly (Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map for Middle-Class Families)

Retirees: Tax-Friendly (Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map for Retirees)

The complete lack of an income tax makes the Sunshine State a big draw for retirees and others who can establish residency in Florida. But the overall state tax burden for Florida residents is pretty sunny, too.

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Sales taxes aren't too bad in Florida. The average combined state and local sales tax rate is 7.01%, which is about average.

Property taxes are also reasonable in Florida. The statewide median property tax rate is below the national average. There's no estate or inheritance tax, either.

Florida Income Taxes

Florida has no income tax.

Florida 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

Florida Real Property Taxes

In Florida, the median property tax rate is $804 per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Florida Property Tax Breaks for Retirees

Florida residents ages 65 and older who meet certain income limits can receive an extra homestead exemption of up to $50,000 from some city and county governments and/or an exemption equal to the assessed value of the property, as long as the real estate has a fair market value of less than $250,000, the homeowner has maintained permanent residence at the location for at least 25 years, and household income does not exceed $31,100 in 2021.

Any widow or widower who is a Florida resident may also claim an additional $500 exemption.

Florida Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: 43.55¢ per gallon (varies by county; 45.05¢ per gallon effective January 1, 2023).

Diesel: 36.37¢ per gallon (38.17¢ per gallon effective January 1, 2023).

Florida 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

Florida Estate and Inheritance Taxes

No estate or inheritance tax.

Rocky Mengle
Senior Tax Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rocky was a Senior Tax Editor for Kiplinger from October 2018 to January 2023. He has more than 20 years of experience covering federal and state tax developments. Before coming to Kiplinger, he worked for Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting and Kleinrock Publishing, where he provided breaking news and guidance for CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals. He has also been quoted as an expert by USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, Accounting Today, and other media outlets. Rocky has a law degree from the University of Connecticut and a B.A. in History from Salisbury University.