Florida, whose nickname is The Sunshine State, first obtained its statehood in 1845. With a population of 19,552,860 people, Florida is the forth most populated state in the United States.
If you are considering starting your new business in Florida, you might want to look into one of Florida's top three most populous cities - Jacksonville, Miami or Tampa and also in the state's capital of Tallahassee.
The largest industry in the state of Florida is ambulatory health care services.
In the United States, the more than 600,000 plus franchised small busineeses account for 40% of all retail sales and provide jobs for some 8 million people. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), their standard definition of what constitutes as a small business includes a maximum of 500 employees or operations with and/or up to $7 million in revenue, depending on the industry.
Listed below are the state and local taxes, for the state of Florida, and how they rank against other states in the U.S.
|State Tax Rate||Avg. Local Tax Rate||Combined Rate||Combined Rank*||Max Local Tax Rate|
|*Combined Rank is rank from highest to lowest tax percentage|
California has the highest state tax rate in the United States at 7.25%, but Lousinana has the highest combined tax rate, overall, at 9.98%. Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon share the spot for lowest combined tax rates at 0%.
If you need additional information about how to start a business in Florida, their official state page might be a good place to start. If you are looking to own your own established franchise in Florida, we have collected a comprehensive list of companies that are actively looking to expand in Florida, for you to explore.
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