Florida has no state personal income tax, instead heavily relying on tourism revenues. The state sales tax in Florida is 6% (with the exception of most groceries and medicine); when combined with local taxes, the total sales tax rate is between 6% and 7.5%. Hotel taxes, often called "bed taxes," "resort taxes," or "transient rental taxes," vary. In Central Florida, including Orlando, for example, taxes on purchases range from 6.5% to 7%. A 6% resort tax is imposed on all hotel rooms in addition to the sales tax.
Palm Beach County has raised its bed tax to 6%, for a combined total of 12% with state sales tax. In Greater Fort Lauderdale, the bed tax is 5%, for a combined total of 11%.