Tourist Development Tax is levied on all short-term rentals of accommodations. Short-term is defined as any rental less than 180 days. Florida Statutes Chapter 212 governs the application of this tax. The Tourist Development Tax rate is set per each county. It is an add-on tax, like the state sales tax, and is collected from the tenant at the time rent or accommodation charges are collected.
The owners of the listed properties, as well as applicable property managers or operators of such facilities, are responsible for collecting the tax from their tenants and remitting said tax to the County Tax Collector.
Tourist Development Taxes are remitted monthly, with payments due on the first of the month following collection from tenants, and are considered delinquent if not paid or postmarked by the 20th of the month. In addition to the monthly tax return, “Property Management Companies” may need to file a Schedule each month. Rentals that generate less than $100 in Tourist Development taxes quarterly may remit those taxes on a quarterly basis.
An application for a Tourist Development Tax Account may be obtained online from the Tax Collector’s: