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|What is tourist tax?
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Tourist tax is a 5% tax on the total rental amount collected from any person or other party who rents, leases, or lets for consideration living quarters or accommodations in hotels, motels, apartment motels, rooming houses, tourist or trailers camps, mobile homes, single family homes or condominiums for a period of 6 months or less. According to Florida law (FS 125.0104), the renting of such property is a privilege which is subject to taxation, and the requirements and conditions of that taxation are set forth by the State of Florida, as well as various county governments within the state. Tourist tax can also be referred to as "Tourist Development Tax", "ResortTax" or "Bed Tax".
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