Helpful Tourist Development Tax Information
Broward County’s Tourist Development Tax is a local sales tax of 5 percent, which is due on the total amount received for the rental of residential properties. The tax applies to residential rentals for periods of six months or less. Long term rentals are taxable for the first six months of continuous occupancy unless they are subject to a written lease for a period greater than six months.
The tax should be collected from the tenant by the landlord and remitted to the Broward County Records Taxes and Treasury Division – Tourist Development Tax Section.
For more information including registration forms, tax returns and filing instructions please visit the Tourist Development Tax webpage
, or send an email to Touristax@broward.org
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2014 Property Taxes Due
Broward County property taxes must be paid no later than March 31, 2015 to avoid penalties and delinquency fees, but may be paid as early as Nov. 1, 2014 to take advantage of discounts.
A 4 percent discount applies to taxes paid in November; a 3 percent discount applies in December; a 2 percent discount in January; and a 1 percent discount in February.
Property owners without mortgages, or those who do not make use of an escrow arrangement, may pay their taxes in a variety of ways:
Online Credit Card/Debit Card:
Visit www.Broward.county-taxes.com. Use the search function to locate your property record, and follow instructions for payment by credit or debit card. There is an additional non-refundable fee for this service.
Online Electronic Check:
Visit www.Broward.county-taxes.com. Use the search function to locate your property record, and follow instructions for payment by automatic deduction from your bank account (U.S. bank accounts only; no foreign banks). There is no fee for this service. Taxes will show as paid immediately; however, please note that delays in processing payments between your bank and Broward County, due to the absence of a payment coupon, could result in the loss of a discount if payment is made too close to the end of the discount period.
Use the envelope enclosed with your tax bill or mail payment to Broward County Board of County Commissioners Processing Center, P.O. Box 849375, Hollywood, FL 33084-9375. This box will be in service until March 31, 2015. Be sure to include the tax coupon with your check paid in US funds from a US bank, or there may be a delay in processing. Postmark date will be used to determine the applicable discount amount. Should the check not clear for any reason, the tax payment will be canceled and a return check fee will be charged.
At Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, Tax and License Section, Main Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room A-100, Fort Lauderdale, FL, from 8:30AM to 5PM Monday to Friday, except County Holidays.
At a Wells Fargo Bank Branch:
Current tax bills may be paid in full (no partial payments), by check or money order paid in US funds from a US bank, any Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Broward County, until March 31, 2015. Your 2014 tax coupon must accompany payment.
Current taxes may be paid in up to five partial payments. Partial payments must be for a minimum of $100 and include a $10 processing fee. Partial payments forfeit all tax discounts that would otherwise apply to early payments. The final payment must be payment in full and paid by March 31, 2015, or the balance due will be subject to penalties and interest.
For more information, call 954-831-4000 or view Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about your 2014 tax bil.