Florida imposes a sales tax of six percent on the “total rent” charged under a commercial lease and Florida stands alone as the only state charging a business-rent tax on rent and utility expenses.
It is tough enough to start a small business in Florida with all the various fees, taxes and regulatory compliance costs. SB 838 and HB 223 will begin the phase out of the commercial lease sales tax and give some relief to small businesses.
Call and E-Mail Senator Montford, Chair of the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee and tell him to schedule SB 838 in the next Commerce and Tourism Committee meeting.
Call and E-Mail Representative Boyd, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and tell him to schedule HB 223 in the next Ways and Means Committee meeting.