Palm Beach County sales tax is a rate of tax a consumer must pay when purchasing goods (and some services) in Palm Beach County, Florida, and that a business must collect from their customers. The base rate of Palm Beach County sales tax is 1%, so when combined with the Florida sales tax rate of 6%, the total Palm Beach sales tax rate is 7%.
The Palm Beach County sales tax rate is only applicable to businesses and sellers that are doing business in or selling to customers within Palm Beach County, FL. The minimum combined Palm Beach County sales tax of 7% 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 Palm Beach County, so you should always do an address search to confirm this.
Sales Tax in Palm Beach County
Since the sales tax in Palm Beach County can vary depending on where your business is 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.
An address search can be done in one of two ways. If you are a retail business that is required to collect Palm Beach county sales tax, then you should look up the address of your business, or the address of the space you plan to rent for your business to determine the applicable rate you must collect from your customers. If you are an online business or one that frequently sends out online orders to people outside of Palm Beach County, then you may need to look up the rate of applicable sales tax based on the address of your customer. The best way to do this is to utilize an e-commerce system that integrates with a tax system that automatically works out what sales tax to charge customers based on their address.
Palm Beach County Sales Tax: 7%
Sales tax in Palm Beach 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 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 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 Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach 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
(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.