Florida Reduces Sales Tax for Rentals of Real Property

Florida recently enacted legislation which will reduce the sales tax on rentals of real property from 5.7% to 5.5% effective January 1, 2020. Examples of real property rentals subject to this tax include commercial office or retail space, warehouses, and self-storage units or mini-warehouses. The local option discretionary sales surtax imposed by the county where the real property is located continues to apply to the total rent charged.

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Alex Samuel

Alex Samuel is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. Within Sovos’ Regulatory Analysis function, Alex focuses on enterprise sales tax issues arising in various domestic and international jurisdictions. Prior to Sovos, Alex worked as an attorney at New Hampshire Legal Assistance. Alex is a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bars, earned his B.S. from the University of Minnesota and his J.D./LL.M from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
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