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Only the property owner would be liable for the property tax. However, landlords (i.e. property owners) often include their expenses including but not limited to property taxes and insurance in the rent to their tenants. Nonetheless, the obligation to pay the property tax is that of the landowner.
Industry guide for Commercial operations. It says (see page 5) that:"All persons who engage in the business of renting, leasing, letting, or granting a licensefor the use of any real property are exercising a taxable privilege unless the real propertyis :"This goes on to list about a page of exceptions, but none that would seem to apply to you.http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/sigs/...