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Old 03-19-2019, 12:28 PM  
Juggerknot
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IV. SALES TAX
Florida law requires sales tax to be collected on the purchase price of a motor vehicle, mobile home, or vessel. In the case of a straight sale, six
(6) percent tax will be collected on the total purchase price. Straight sales are those sales that do not involve a trade-in of a motor vehicle, mobile
home, or vessel.
In the case of sales involving trade-ins, sales tax must be collected on the amount of the cash difference between the retail value of the trade-in,
as covered in any official used motor vehicle, mobile home or vessel guide, and the sale price of the motor vehicle, mobile home, or vessel
acquired. The trade-in motor vehicle, mobile home, or vessel may be provided by a third party other than the purchaser. The trade-in motor
vehicle, mobile home, or vessel does not have to be titled in the name of the purchaser, to be used for trade-in credit, as long as the motor
vehicle, mobile home or vessel trade-in and the motor vehicle, mobile home or vessel purchase are part of a single transaction.
In addition to the six (6) percent sales tax, some counties charge a local discretionary sales surtax. Discretionary surtax is calculated on motor
vehicles, mobile homes, or vessels when the residence address of the purchaser on the certificate of title or registration is located within a
discretionary surtax county. The discretionary sales surtax applies to the first $5,000 of the sales price. For more information on the
discretionary surtax you may contact the Florida Department of Revenue or your Florida County Tax Collector’s office.
Sales tax exemption information may be specified on an accurately completed form HSMV 82040, Application for Certificate of Title with/without
Vehicle Registratio
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