Sales tax on residential rents in Florida

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Been reading on line about sales tax on rental income in Central (Clermont) Florida area and it's a little confusing in regards to leases over 6 months so I wanted to hear from some landlords in Florida on what is the rules around sales tax.

Thanks

Chuck

There is no sales tax liability as of December 31, 2015 on residential real estate but there is on commercial but that burden, via the lease, should be placed on the tenant, even though the landlord would typically collect and pay to the Florida Department of Revenue which, depending on multiple factors (really it comes down to dollar amount) could be daily, monthly or quarterly.  However, generally monthly is normal, at least that is what I do for all my commercial properties in Florida.