View Full Version : What is the sales tax in Florida?

09-10-2005, 03:45 PM
I am playing around with some dollar figures for a trip to WDW. Could someone tell me the tax for FL?
I know I will need to add tax in for the resort rates and ticket rates I got from the vacation planning guide I received from Disney. Yet what about the rates I got for the dining plan-$35 adult/$10 child per day? Do those numbers include the tax? Thank you! :flower:

09-10-2005, 05:31 PM
For the resorts the tax is 11.5% on all but the values. The values have a tax rate of 13%. For regular sales tax on things like meals, tickets and souvineers the rate is 6.5%

09-10-2005, 05:43 PM
Pop Century (a Value resort) also has a tax of 11.5%. The other three Values are 13.5% because they are in a different county. Sales tax on food, souvies, etc. is 6.5%

Cheshire Figment
09-10-2005, 10:01 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 0.5%, 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 Orange it is 5.0%, so the room tax at almost all of WDW is 11.5%. In Osceola it is 6.0%, so the room tax at the All-Stars Resorts is 13.0%.

Mike (CPA Retired)