Hillsborough County Sales Tax

Author: Jason Coles

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Hillsborough County sales tax is a rate of tax a consumer must pay when purchasing goods (and some services) in Hillsborough County, Florida, and that a business must collect from their customers. The base rate of Hillsborough County sales tax is 2.5%, so when combined with the Florida sales tax rate of 6%, it totals 8.5%.

The Hillsborough County sales tax rate is only applicable to businesses and sellers that are doing business in or selling to customers within Hillsborough County, FL. The minimum combined Hillsborough County sales tax of 8.5% is applicable in most areas within the county but there may be other circumstances that allow for more sales tax to be paid or collected within Hillsborough County, so you should always do an address search to confirm this.

Sales Tax in Hillsborough County

Since the sales tax in Hillsborough County can vary depending on where your business (and customers) are based, it is important to look up the county and local level sales tax rate and calculate tax based on a specific address since the area and zip code your business is located in, or the specific area in which your customers are based (where you ship to), can affect the rate you pay or must collect from your customers.

Hillsborough county sales tax

Hillsborough County Sales Tax: 8.5%

Sales tax in Hillsborough County is no different than most other counties in various states throughout the U.S. There is typically no specific standard rate that you can completely rely on to determine the rate you should pay or collect, so it is important to utilize the services of a professional tax collection company to maintain compliance and abide by U.S. sales and use tax laws.

If you would like to know the sales tax in Florida by county then head over to our page that has a table listing of all the Florida county sales tax rates in alphabetical order. There are 67 counties in Florida and the list is quite long, but it will be very helpful to you in determining the various local level rates in the state of Florida. Additionally, you can sort the sales tax in Florida by county table in reverse alphabetical order, or from the lowest tax rate to the highest Florida tax rate, or vice versa.

If you would like to look up a specific address in Hillsborough County FL, or any other county in Florida to determine the specific rate you must collect at a local level, then you should head over to the Avalara website and enter the street, city, and region to determine your Florida sales and use tax rate by specific address location.

If you are unsure whether your business should collect Hillsborough County sales tax or you would like to apply for a sales and use tax license for your Florida business, you will want to visit the Florida Department of Revenue website. For other ways to contact the Florida Dept of Revenue, here is their address and phone number.

Department of Revenue (DOR) Headquarters

2450 Shumard Oak Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32311
United States
+1 850-488-6800 (If calling from outside the U.S. you will have to dial: 001-850-488-6800)

Several online services are available 24/7 on the Florida Dept of Revenue website, including electronically filing a return, making a payment, setting up payment plans, checking the status of a refund, or making a general inquiry on your account.

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Jason Coles

Jason Coles is the Founder of Foreign USA and its Chief Content Writer and Editor. Recognized as a prolific business plan writer by many prominent immigration attorneys in the U.S. who refer his services to their clients regularly, Jason has written over 1,360 business plans across the past 17+ years for start-up companies and franchises looking to expand their footprint in the United States. Jason is considered a seasoned expert in his field. He creates detailed business plans for his clients that include five-year financial projections, market and industry analysis reports, demographic studies, organizational charts, job descriptions, employee hiring plans, and more.