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Florida State Tax Information

Florida

Best Practice:   Before booking your hotel, call ahead to verify state tax law compliance. If your hotel does not comply with state tax law, it is recommended that you chose an alternate hotel.

Am I exempt from state taxes?

IBA/ Travel Card - Yes, IBA cards are exempt.
CBA/ Purchase Card - Yes, CBA cards are exempt.

What forms if any will I need?
In order to receive tax exemption in the state of Florida, a federal government employee needs to present their Federal Government Travel or Purchase card and complete one of the following two options: 

  1. The Federal employee can either provide the Exemption Certificate (which is included in Florida Administrative Code Rule 12A-1.038(4)(c)) or
  2. The vendor can photocopy their charge card. 

The vendor may ask for a DR14 form specific to your agency.  This form is not required, but may make the tax exemption process easier for the vendor.  To receive your DR14 form, contact the Florida Department of Revenue, General Tax Administration, Exemption Unit at (850) 717-6626 and provide them with your Federal ID#. 

Note:  Since Visa and MasterCard have several restrictions surrounding photocopying charge cards, the Exemption Certificate is the preferred method to use to receive the exemption. This Exemption Certificate may be used for both IBA and CBA cards. 

Who is the main point of contact?
Florida General Tax Administration Customer Service:  (800) 352-3671

What are the important links?

Are there any additional information or instructions?
No.

Are surcharges allowed in this state?
Even though VISA/ MasterCard have eliminated the prohibition against credit card surcharges, merchants in this state are barred from imposing surcharges because it is illegal under state law.

*Updated 04/26/17

 

 

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