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Tourist Development Tax
Must I, as a home owner, charge tourist tax on my own residence, or other units that I own?
This answer has been viewed 2514 times and was last updated on 09/15/2017.
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Yes; if your home or other units meet the criteria for tourist tax, you must charge tourist tax (5%). You must also charge Florida sales tax (7%).

Visit our tourist tax new account application page to apply for a tourist tax account. After we create your account, we'll send you a letter containing your account number, instructions for accessing Excise (our online tourist tax system), and your user name and password.

Here's a partial list of taxable unit types:

  • Apartment-hotel
  • Apartment-motel
  • Beach house and/or cottage
  • Condominium
  • Cooperatively owned apartment
  • Hotel
  • Mobile home
  • Motel
  • Multiple-unit structure
  • Resort motel
  • Rooming house
  • Single-family dwelling
  • Tourist or trailer camp
  • Trailer
  • Vacant land for temporary living quarters 

For information on sales tax, visit the Florida Department of Revenue website or call (800) 352-3671.

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