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Calculating Sales Tax
Florida sales and use tax in the amount of 6% is collected on the purchase price, less trade in, on all vehicle transfers of ownership. In addition, some counties charge a local discretionary sales surtax. Hillsborough County residents currently pay a 1.5% discretionary sales surtax on the first $5,000 of taxable value.
Example: Purchase Price $10,000
How to Calculate Florida State Sales Tax:
Taxable Value $10,000.00
6% x .06
Total Sales Tax $600.00
How to Calculate Hillsborough County Discretionary Tax:
Discretionary Taxable Value: $5,000.00
1.5% x .015
Total Discretionary Tax $75.00
How to Calculate Total Tax:
Sales Tax $600.00
Discretionary Tax + $75.00
Total Tax Due $675.00