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07-15-2008, 11:25 PM
I'm trying to decide if I want the DDP or not. Can anyone tell me what the tax is at the restaurants? It will help me compare my costs with vs. without the DDP.
07-15-2008, 11:39 PM
The basic Sales Tax rate in Florida is 6.0% and is on most goods and services. The counties have an option, by vote of their residents, to add a surtax of 0.25%, 0.5%, 1.0% or 1.5% to the state rate.
Orange County, which is most of WDW has a surtax of 0.5%, so purchases (including meals) are taxed at 6.5%.
Osceola County, which has the All-Stars Resorts and Wide World of Sports in it, has a 1.0% surtax so purchases at those locations are subject to a 7.0% tax.
In addition, counties are allowed to have a tax on transient lodging. In both Orange and Osceola Counties it is 6.0%, so all lodging except the All Stars is 12.5% while the All Stars, in Osceola County, is 13.0%.
Mike (CPA Retired)
07-16-2008, 05:47 AM
Wow- what more could one ask for? A tax question answered by a CPA!
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