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About Sales Tax in Florida. Have a small company to pay Sales

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About Sales Tax in Florida. Have a small company to pay Sales Tax, if in current month get money as an advance of future service?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 8 months ago.

Lev :

Hi and welcome to our site!
When services are subject of sales tax - taxes must be collected at the time of payment.
Regardless if payments are collected in advance.

Lev :

Sales tax is added to the price of the taxable goods or service and collected from the purchaser at the time of sale.
Sales tax and discretionary sales surtax are calculated on each taxable transaction. Florida uses a bracket system for calculating sales tax when the transaction falls between two whole dollar amounts. Multiply the whole dollar amount by the tax rate (6 percent plus the county surtax rate) and use the bracket system to figure the tax on the amount less than a dollar.
Most new businesses are set up to file and pay sales and use tax quarterly. Depending on the amount of tax you collect, you may qualify for a different filing frequency.

Customer:

Hi, may you give me this instructions where say about it. thank you

Lev :

Sure - please stay with me - I am looking for references.

Lev :

Before you begin business in Florida, you must first find out if your business activity or products used will be subject to sales or use tax. If it is, you must register to collect sales tax or pay use tax. Revenue provides a partial list of business activities that are taxable.
◦Sales of taxable items at retail.
◦Repairs or alterations of tangible personal property.
◦Rentals, leases, or licenses to use real property (for example, commercial office space, mini-warehouses, or short-term living accommodations).
◦Rentals of short-term living accommodations (for example: motel/hotel rooms, beach houses, condominiums, timeshare resorts, vacation houses, travel parks, etc.).
◦Rental or lease of personal property (for example, vehicles, machinery, equipment, or other goods).
◦Charges for admission to any place of amusement, sport, or recreation.
◦Operating private membership clubs that provide recreational or physical fitness facilities.
◦Manufacturing or producing goods for sale at retail.
◦Importing goods from any state or foreign country, for sale at retail or for use in the business or for pleasure.
◦Selling service warranty contracts.
◦Ordering and using, on a regular basis, mail-order products on which no sales tax was charged.
◦Operating vending or amusement machines.
◦Providing taxable services (for example, investigative and crime protection services, interior nonresidential cleaning services, and nonresidential pest control services).
You can register to collect and pay sales tax on this Internet site - https://taxapps3.state.fl.us/Iregistration/
Businesses whose sales and use tax collections are less than $20,000 per year may pay and report tax using a paper Sales and Use Tax Return (Form DR-15 - Businesses whose sales and use tax collections are less than $20,000 per year may pay and report tax using a paper Sales and Use Tax Return (Form DR-15 - http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/forms/2012/dr15.pdf ).
Revenue has detailed instructions to help you accurately complete your return -http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/forms/2012/dr15n.pdf

Lev :

You may read a quick reference sheet on how to get started with e-file and e-pay - http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/eservices/docs/efile_get_started.pdf

Lev :

View a tutorial on How to Enroll to e-File and e-Pay Sales and Use Tax - http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/training/how_to_enroll_and_efile_dr15/

Customer:

Sorry , but I can't see phrase about advanced or each transaction..

Lev :

There is no specific regulation for advance payment.
However - sales taxes are calculated on each taxable transaction.
The payment is a taxable transaction if services are subject of sales tax - regardless when services are provided - before or after or at the same time.

Customer:

ok thank you

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