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 17.6076 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 2020 Millage Population*
Jacksonville 17.6076 911,528
Orlando 19.5452 287,435
Tallahassee 19.9085 194,503
Fort Lauderdale 18.4499 182,434
Tampa 19.8490 399,690
Cape Coral 18.0967 194,504
Hialeah 19.3259 233,362
St. Petersburg 23.2538 265,358
Miami 21.2981 467,968
Port St. Lucie 24.7348 201,858

                * Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 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 1.5% (capped at the first $5,000)
Estate Tax Limited to amount allowed as a credit against the federal tax