The State of Florida has a state sales tax of 6%, which as an agent for the Florida Department of Revenue, the Tax Collector collects on transactions where applicable. Sales tax is collected when a customer transfers title to a motor vehicle, vessel or mobile home. Sales tax is also collected on the purchase of non-titled units such as trailers weighing less than 2,000 lbs. and mopeds.
Use Tax is applicable on some vehicles entering Florida from another state and all vehicles from another country.
In addition to the six (6) percent sales tax, some counties impose a local discretionary sales surtax. See the Florida Department of Revenue Discretionary Sales Surtax Information at the link below for more information: http://dor.myflorida.com/Forms_library/current/dr15dssr15.pdf.
NOTE: If a vehicle is traded in to a dealer, sales tax is collected on the difference between the price of the vehicle and the trade in.
Refer to the Department of Revenue’s website for further information. Marion County Adds a 1% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax Beginning January 1, 2017 http://floridarevenue.com/dor/tips/tip16a01-11.html.