Jacksonville's consolidated city-county government structure eliminates duplicate services and encourages communication between government entities which lowers taxes and increases the efficiency of government.

's millage rate of 18.2313 on real property is the lowest of all major cities in Florida, and the state's $50,000 homestead exemption plan adds additional relief to the already benign tax burden.

Millage Rate Comparison for 10 Biggest Cities in Florida 

City 2017 Millage Population*
Jacksonville 18.2313 856,616
Orlando 20.2019 263,306
Tallahassee 19.5227 188,466
Fort Lauderdale 18.4753 175,153
Tampa 20.5552 361,477
Cape Coral 18.9668 170,063
Hialeah 19.1720 235,626
St. Petersburg 23.8820 253,585
Miami 21.1842 432,622
Port St. Lucie 25.0211 175,652

                * Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey

Selected Taxes (for Jacksonville)

Personal Income Tax

Business Inventory Tax None
Gross Receipts Tax None
Corporate Income Tax– Types S & LLC None
Goods-in-Transit Tax None
State Property Tax None
Unitary Tax None
Intangibles Tax None
Sales and Use Tax on Goods Made in FL for Export Outside the State None
Sales and Use Tax on Production Machinery & Equipment, Raw Materials, Building Materials Used in Commercial Construction, or Professional Services None
Tangible Personal Property Tax Exempt up to $25,000
Commercial Property Tax Capped at 10% increase annually
Corporate Franchise Tax None (on stock or other equity)
Corporate Income Tax – Type C 5.5% of federal adjustments
State Sales and Use Tax 6% (numerous exemptions available)
Local Sales and Use Tax 1% (capped at the first $5,000)
Estate Tax Limited to amount allowed as a credit against the federal tax