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How Do I Handle Sales Tax in Florida?

How Do I Handle Sales Tax in Florida?

Are you an online seller making your money from home? Whether you are an Etsy fanatic or an Ebay guru, this simple, tell-all guide from Fletcher Accounting and Tax Services will help you to determine if you need to bother with sales tax as you sell and, if you do, how it is that you should go about it all legally.


Whether you are new to selling or are a seasoned pro, read on to learn a little more about sales tax in our state and what it can mean for you and your business...


After reading over this guide you will learn:


- Which customers that you will need to collect sales tax from

- Whether you need to collect Florida sales tax in general

- If so, how much you will need to collect

- What to do with any sales taxes that you do obtain

- Far more than you probably even need to know about your taxes!


Do you have a sales tax nexus in the state of Florida?


Need to hear a little good news today? Unless you have a sales nexus in Florida then you will not need to collect any. Nexus? That's just a 50 cent word for saying "a significant presence" in the state.


You would be considered to have a nexus if you have any of the following:


- Any owner of property within the state of Florida

- An employee who is present in the state

- Sales of any taxable items like retail

- Alterations/repairs made to any personal property

- Leases, rentals and/or properties that use real property

- Rent for living space short-term

- Manufacturing goods for retail sale

- Service providing that would be considered taxable (i.e. private eye services, interior cleaning services etc.)

- Are importing products from another state or from a foreign country


Do you have sales tax in Florida if you sell FBA?


Amazon is a great way for at home sellers to make a little extra money. In fact, it is one of the most popular sites for shopping in our modern age. However, if you sell from Amazon FBA, you may be more susceptible to sales tax. Storing any physical products within the state can cause you to have sales tax to pay. Amazon houses two warehouses in the state of Florida alone and there could be a chance that some of your product is shipping from here.


To determine if you are a part of the FBA portion of Amazon try one of these two methods:


- Login to Amazon's Seller Central and take a look at your inventory reports.

- Sign up for TaxJar. You can get a 30 day free trial of the service and it will help you to find out whether or not your products are shipping from Florida.


To further assist you here are a few codes from Amazon's FBA warehouses in Florida:


- JAX2

- JAX3

- TPA1

- TPA2


While many sellers escape the sales tax in Florida, some do. If you have any doubts on whether or not you will owe, reach out to the experts at Fletcher Accounting and Tax Services. We can help you to know for certain whether or not you need to fork over any dough to the state. We welcome all questions and do everything that we can to ensure that our customers come out on top.



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