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Transactions to specific Florida zip codes produce no tax

Overview

Transactions with a destination address including Florida zip codes 34249, 33106, 33126, 33178, 33192, 33195, 33206, or 33166 produce a tax rate of 0.

Environment

Avalara AvaTax

Resolution

In Florida, sales associated with specific addresses may produce 0 tax, while appearing as "Taxable" in AvaTax.

Tax exemptions for Forwarding Agents in Florida

According to the Florida Department of Revenue, specific addresses (listed in an excel file in the ‘List of Approved Forwarding Agents' link in the left sidebar of the Florida PointMatch page) are allowed by the state to be exempt from state and local sales and use tax requirements.

Currently, AvaTax is set up to assign the tax exempt jurisdiction only to those addresses listed in the state resource. If you believe that another address meets the criteria and should be exempt, please refer to Florida DOR Form DR-1FA.

 

Why does a transaction at an exempt address appear as "Taxable" when no tax is applied?

Sales associated with this zip code may appear as Taxable in AvaTax, even though no tax is produced.

  • This happens because the tax code you are using is normally taxable in Florida. If the transaction aligns with an exempt address, the tax jurisdiction has a 0% rate
  • Technically, AvaTax views this as a taxable transaction, but only taxable at a 0% tax rate for that jurisdiction

You may review and test the rates for this zip code and your addresses at the Florida PointMatch website.

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