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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that imposes sales tax economic nexus on remote sellers on April 19, 2021. Economic nexus has finally passed in Florida! What does this mean for you and your business?  

The law – which Florida businesses have long awaited and which critics said will cost ordinary Floridians the expense of sales tax while benefiting businesses  also contains Marketplace Provider (aka “marketplace facilitator”) provisions that require platforms such as Amazon to collect and remit tax on sales made through the marketplace. 

The details:  

  • Implementation will start as of July 1, 2021 
  • Revenue threshold will be $100,000 of sales into Florida during the previous calendar year, with 2020 being the first year with the threshold 
  • There is no threshold of minimum number of transactions to create economic nexus 
  • Sales made through and taxed by a marketplace facilitator will not count towards the threshold 
  • The law does not change existing Florida physical nexus laws 

Proponents claim the new law will level the playing field for Florida businesses with out-of-state vendors.  

Now, only Missouri remains as the state with a state-wide sales tax that doesn’t require out-of-state sellers to collect and remit sales tax, though lawmakers continue to try to enact economic nexus in that state. We expect the current bill in process will pass in Missouri this year as well.  

If you are currently selling into Florida without a sales tax obligation, it’s time to evaluate your revenue into the state and make some adjustments! If you’re looking for help in managing all the changes in sales and use tax – reach out – TaxConnex can act as your outsourced sales tax department so you can leave all this to the experts and get back to your other work.  

Robert Dumas

Written by Robert Dumas

Accountant, consultant and entrepreneur, Robert Dumas began his public accounting career on the tax staff at Arthur Young & Co., followed by a brief stint at Grant Thornton. In 1998, Robert founded Tax Partners, which became the largest sales tax compliance service bureau in the country, and later sold it to Thomson Corporation. Robert founded TaxConnex in 2011 on the principle that the sales tax industry needed more than automation to truly help clients, thus building within TaxConnex a proprietary platform and network of sales tax experts to truly take sales tax off client’s plates.