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Residential Leases in Florida Are Taxable?

March 7, 2011

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In Florida,  short term residential leases are taxable.  Residential leases (of condos, townhomes or single family homes)  of six months or less are  treated in much the same way as a resort or hotel stays are by the Florida Department of Revenue, requiring  a 7% sales tax be added to the lease amount.   Leases longer than 6 months are exempt from taxation.  In order to avoid the tax:   A  six month lease… with even a single day added to it …  will suffice for exemption.

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