SALES / USE TAX


Florida sales tax, or proof of payment, is required at time of application based on the sales price of the motor vehicle, mobile home or vessel.

In the case of sales involving a trade-in, sales tax will be collected on the amount of the difference between the trade-in allowance item and the sales price of the motor vehicle, mobile home or vessel.

Proof of purchase should be provided in the form of a bill of sale or invoice reflecting a complete description of the motor vehicle (i.e., year, make, model, VIN, etc.), date of purchase, purchase price, trade-in allowance when applicable, and sales tax previously paid.

A use tax is collected on vehicles coming into Florida for title and registration that were purchased and used less than six months in another state or territory.

A use tax is collected on vehicles coming into Florida for title and registration that were purchased or previously used out of country.