Jacksonville's consolidated city-county government structure eliminates duplicate services and encourages communication between government entities which lowers taxes and increases the efficiency of government.

's millage rate of 18.8932 on real property is the lowest of all major cities in Florida, and the state's $50,000 homestead exemption plan adds additional relief to the already benign tax burden.

Millage Rate Comparison for 10 Biggest Cities in Florida 

City 2015 Millage 2014 Millage Population*
Jacksonville 18.8932 19.0978 837,533
Orlando 20.9798 21.2499 250,224
Tallahassee 20.2492 19.9374 185,395
Fort Lauderdale 19.6100  19.9769 171,137
Tampa 20.7932 N/A 348,934
Cape Coral 19.8350 20.6880 161,804
Hialeah 19.9178 20.3114 232,311
St. Petersburg 24.6539 24.7419 248,429
Miami 22.2351 22.6786 416,432
Port St. Lucie 25.8801 24.5297 169,260

                * Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey

Selected Taxes (for Jacksonville)

Personal Income Tax

Business Inventory Tax None
Gross Receipts Tax None
Corporate Income Tax– Types S & LLC None
Goods-in-Transit Tax None
State Property Tax None
Unitary Tax None
Intangibles Tax None
Sales and Use Tax on Goods Made in FL for Export Outside the State None
Sales and Use Tax on Production Machinery & Equipment, Raw Materials, Building Materials Used in Commercial Construction, or Professional Services None
Tangible Personal Property Tax Exempt up to $25,000
Commercial Property Tax Capped at 10% increase annually
Corporate Franchise Tax None (on stock or other equity)
Corporate Income Tax – Type C 5.5% of federal adjustments
State Sales and Use Tax 6% (numerous exemptions available)
Local Sales and Use Tax 1% (capped at the first $5,000)
Estate Tax Limited to amount allowed as a credit against the federal tax