What is the sales tax in Florida?

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  1. jrjac

    jrjac Mouseketeer

    Jul 17, 2005
    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:
  2. cobbler

    cobbler <br><font color=blue>Tag #1: (Under Construction:

    Mar 18, 2004
    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%
  3. EthansMom

    EthansMom <font color=red>spare yourself from asking me to d

    Jul 13, 2003
    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%
  4. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Jan 12, 2001
    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)

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