Economic Development Council


St. Johns County has the lowest tax rate in the Northeast Florida region


The State of Florida has no personal income tax and low corporate taxes. Property taxes fall under the Homestead Exemption Provision. Business tax license fees are collected from most businesses, professionals, and enterprises. The state sales tax is six percent. In addition to the county tax structure, each municipality may also levy taxes and require occupational fees and licenses.

• County Sales Tax: No additional sales tax
• Hotel/Motel Tax: 9%, 4% Local Option on short-term rentals/6 months or less.
• Gasoline Tax: $0.06 per gallon

Total millage rates vary among taxing districts in St. Johns County in 2011 (all figures are per $1000 of value).
St. Johns County unincorporated areas 15.8144
City of St. Augustine Total 21.9758
City of St. Augustine Beach Total 18.3537
City of Hastings Total 22.4144
Ponte Vedra Beach Municipal Svc Dist 16.1574

St. Johns County School District 7.979
Check the St. Johns County web site for the Distribution of Millage at: and the St. Johns County
School Board website

State personal income tax, None (prohibited by the state constitution)
Corporate franchise tax levied on capital stock, None
State-level ad valorem taxes, None
Tax on goods-in-transit, None
State sales tax on electricity used in manufacturing, None
State Sales Tax, 6%
Corporate Income Tax, 5.5% of net profit over $5000 (Subchapter S corporations are currently exempt)
Gasoline Tax, $0.166 per gallon

Beginning January 1, 2007, individuals, married couples, personal representatives of estates, and businesses are no
longer required to file an annual intangible personal property tax return reporting their stocks, bonds, mutual funds,
money market funds, shares of business trusts, and unsecured notes.

*Not all intangible taxes have been repealed. Then intangible tax on leases of government-owned real property and the one-time intangible tax on notes secured by a mortgage on Florida real property are still in effect.