Does Florida have a high tax rate?
Florida does not have a state income tax for individual taxpayers. If you are looking for state sales tax, the federal (universal) tax rate is 6%, then each county puts in discretionary surtax, ranges from 0% to 2.5%
Do you have to pay Florida sales tax if you are a resident of another state purchasing a used car in Florida?
The answer is - it depends, but the answer is somewhat complicated. If you have the car shipped directly from the dealer to your home state, then no Florida sales tax applies. Let's presume you are driving the car off the lot yourself. Florida will charge you sales tax on this purchase, but if the right paperwork is filled out (Form DR-123), then the sales tax rate will only be as high your home state…