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Discover More about Florida’s Short-Term Tax Regulations:

  • Learn about state sales tax, local tourist taxes, discretionary surtaxes, and commercial rental taxes.

  • Explore the diverse rules of each city, from permit fees to occupancy limits and noise ordinances.

  • Stay informed about the latest developments, including the potential for a statewide registry, streamlined tax collection, and mandatory inspections.

  • Understand the consequences of non-compliance and how to protect yourself from substantial fines.

  • Discover your role in collecting and remitting state and local taxes to remain both informed and compliant.

  • Find out how our tax service can help you navigate this intricate landscape and ensure peace of mind for your short-term rental property.

Short-Term Rental Tax in Miami

$600

  • Miami-Dade County imposes a transient rental tax of 7% on short-term rentals (less than six months).
  • The State of Florida charges a 6% sales tax on the total rental amount.
  • The combined tax rate for short-term rentals in Miami (Miami-Dade County and State of Florida) is 13% (7% + 6%).

Short-Term Rental Tax in Miami Beach

$900

  • The State of Florida charges a 6% sales tax on the total rental amount.
  • Miami Beach also imposes a 7% resort tax on short-term rentals, in addition to the sales tax.
  • The resort tax applies to rentals of less than six months in certain areas of Miami Beach, typically in the tourist zones.
  • In Miami Beach, the combined tax rate for short-term rentals is typically 13% (7% resort tax + 6% sales tax).

Short-Term Rental Tax in Hollywood

$500

  • Airbnb and VRBO remit certain taxes on behalf of hosts in Florida.
  • Guests booking Airbnb listings in Florida pay:
    • Florida Transient Rental Tax: 6% of listing price for reservations 182 nights and shorter.
    • Florida Discretionary Sales Surtax: 0.5%-1.5% (varies by county) of listing price.
    • County Tourist Development Taxes (collected by the State): 2-5% (varies by county) of listing price.
  • Guests booking Airbnb listings in Broward County, FL pay:
    • Broward County Tourist Development Tax: 6% of listing price for reservations 182 nights and shorter.

Short-Term Rental Tax in Orlando

$500

  • SALES TAX APPLICATION The State imposes both a statewide 6% tax and a local 0.5-1.5% tax, which varies by county.
  • County Tourist Development Tax: 6%

Apply for Home Sharing Registration

  • Check your Eligibility
    • The City of Orlando has two main categories for Airbnb use: Home Share and Commercial Dwelling Unit.
  • Gather your Information
    To process your application, you will need:
    • Two proofs of residency, including a copy or photo of your driver’s license and a utility bill
    • If you are not the property owner, a notarized letter from the property owner giving you permission to rent out rooms on the property for short-term rentals

You should also confirm that the total number of bedrooms listed with the Orange County Property Appraiser is correct.

  • Application
    • We can do it for you!
  • Review your Permit
    • City staff will review your request and get back with you in three to four business days.
  • Get an Inspection
    • After you have paid for your permit, a code enforcement officer will email you to schedule an interior inspection.
  • Receive Your Permit
    • We will share your permit through our Client Portal 😊
  • Renew Your Permit
    • Permits are valid for one year. An inspection is also required each year.

Simplifying Florida’s Short-Term Rental Tax Regulations

Here is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to Florida’s Short-Term Rental Regulations and how we can assist you in learning more about the taxes applicable to Airbnb and other short-term rental options:

A “short-term rental” is defined as any unit or dwelling, such as a condo or single-family house, that is rented to guests more than three times in a calendar year for periods of less than 30 days. Or, is advertised as a place regularly rented to guests, according to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR). Specific regulations and definitions may vary by county within the state.

Yes, you need to pay taxes on your Airbnb income in Florida. This includes income tax, state sales tax, county-imposed sales surtax, and potentially other local option transient rental taxes, depending on your location and rental activity.

  • Income Tax: You will need to report your Airbnb income on your federal and state income tax returns. The federal income tax rate can range from 10% to 37%, depending on your total income and filing status. Florida does not have a state income tax, so you won’t owe state income tax on your Airbnb earnings.
  • State Sales Tax: In Florida, the state sales tax rate is 6%. You may be required to collect and remit this tax on the total rental amount you charge to guests.
  • County-Imposed Sales Surtax: Counties in Florida can impose additional sales surtaxes, which vary by location. The DR-15DSS form contains information on county rates. You will need to check with your county to determine the specific rate applicable to your area.
  • Local Option Transient Rental Taxes: Some counties have additional transient rental taxes that you may need to collect and remit. The DR-15TDT form provides information on these taxes and instructions for reporting and remitting.

  • Taxes: Short-term rental operators in Florida are subject to various taxes:
  • Income Tax: You must report your rental income on your federal income tax return.
  • State Sales Tax: Florida has a 6% state sales tax, which you may be required to collect and remit.
  • County-Imposed Sales Surtax: The surtax rate varies by county, and you need to check the rates for your specific location.
  • Local Option Transient Rental Taxes: Some counties have additional transient rental taxes that may be paid directly to the county or the Florida Department of Revenue.
  • Federal Tax Deductions: If you meet certain criteria (using the property for personal purposes no more than 14 days or 10% of the time it is used), you may be eligible for tax benefits and deductions for expenses related to your short-term rental, such as property upkeep, repairs, utilities, and more.

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