Sales Tax Summary for Travelers to Florida

Florida State Sales Tax: 6.0%

City or Counties have the ability to create and add their own rate .5% - 1.5%

Florida Sales Tax Exemption Procedures

Application must be made using form DR-5. If approved, the State of Florida will issue a tax exempt
certificate assigning a unique 13-digit Florida-specific ID number.

Upon presentation of the Florida tax exempt certificate, the 6%-7.5% sales tax will be waived for business
travel lodgings. This sales tax exemption on hotel/motel lodgings applies to both in-state and out of state,
public and private 501(c)(3) qualifying institutions.

Purchases must be paid for with a check or credit card in the name of the exempt organization


Florida Application Forms

http://www.myflorida.com/dor/forms/2003/dr5.pdf

Hotel Instructions
  1. Network Hotels: Participating 501(c)(3) institutions will be pre-enrolled at all CTM Network
    hotels for purposes of sales tax waiver. Should traveler lose or forget tax exempt documentation,
    CTM back-up copies will be available.
  2. Out-of-Network Hotels: Participating 501(c)(3) institutions will not be enrolled at Out-of Network hotels.
    Should traveler lose or forget tax exempt documentation, CTM cannot guarantee waiver of sales tax.