The Florida (FL) state sales tax rate is currently 6%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 7.5%.

Florida did not end up on Kiplinger’s list of 10 Tax-Friendly States for Retirees for 2011.

In the state of Florida, you may register to collect and pay sales and use tax. In order to file and remit online, you may use an approved vendor, such as Avalara (Trustfile), or enroll in the e-Services program and track payment due dates yourself.

TrustFile automated sales tax returns

Avalara Sales and Use Tax Products for Florida

AvaTax – AvaTax is a powerful, online sales tax compliance solution that provides all businesses with a level of sales tax automation that until now has been available only to Fortune 500 companies. AvaTax’s transaction-based service model and seamless integration into business applications gives you rapid access to all jurisdiction assignments and real-time sales tax calculations. Cutting-edge technologies and superior processing logic can manage even the most complicated tax issues, such as situs, nexus, tax tiers, tax holidays, exemptions, certificate management and product taxability rules.

TrustFile – TrustFile offers a simple and inexpensive solution that automates sales and use tax processes in the twelve states that mandate e–filing and e–payment.

TrustFile Forms – TrustFile Forms helps you streamline the paper returns preparation process with a catalog of more than 1,000 state-approved forms for US States, US Possessions and Canada.

Florida Department of Revenue