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Effective March 21, 2018 the Highlands County Tax Collector’s Office will no longer assume the responsibilities of registration, collection, enforcement and auditing of the Tourist Development Tax (TDT).

All future collections of the Tourist Development Tax must be remitted to the Florida Department of Revenue as stated in Highlands County Ordinance 17-18-09 Section 8-221.  

When remitting the tax, remember to include this amount under “Transient Rentals” on the Sales and Use Tax Return (DR15) provided by the Florida Department of Revenue.  Click here for a copy of the DR15 form as an example of how to report the TDT. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at or by phone at 863-402-6701 

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