• Florida has ranked No. 5 in the nation on its 'State Business Tax Climate Index' for nine years in a row (The Tax Foundation – 2012). 
  • 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.


Millage Rate Comparison for Ten Biggest Cities in Florida 

City 2012 Millage 2011 Millage Population*
Jacksonville 18.0011 17.9541 821,784
Orlando 20.2688 20.3358 238,300
Tallahassee 21.2614**  N/A 181,376
Fort Lauderdale 20.1532   20.0845 165,521
Tampa 21.5435 21.58620 335,709
Cape Coral 20.9077*** 21.2597 154,305
Hialeah 20.2517 20.6058 224,669
St. Petersburg 24.7497 23.5338 244,769
Miami 22.5934 22.7463 399,457
Port St. Lucie 24.5622 24.7766 164,603

* Source: UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research 2011
**within Downtown Improvement District
***within the redevelopment area


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

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