Department of Revenue Extends March Sales Tax Due Dates for Adversely Affected Taxpayers

On March 26, 2020, Florida Department of Revenue Executive Director Jim Zingale issued Order of Emergency Waiver/Deviation #20-52-DOR-002 to extend certain filing deadlines for Florida businesses.

Quarterly Filers Deemed Adversely Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak

For taxpayers that are adversely affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, the order extends the due date for March 2020 quarterly sales and use tax returns and payments to Thursday, April 30, 2020. You must file a tax return even if you do not owe tax

If you file a paper return, your return and payment must be postmarked by Thursday, April 30, 2020.

If you electronically pay only or you electronically file and pay at the same time, you must initiate your electronic payment and receive a confirmation number no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

“Adversely affected” is defined as any of the following conditions:

  1. The business closed in March 2020 in compliance with a state or local government order issued in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and following the closure had no taxable sales transactions.
  2. The business experienced sales tax collections in March 2020 that are less than 75% of March 2019 sales tax collections.
  3. The business was established after March 2019.
  4. The business is registered with the Department to file quarterly.

If you have already submitted your return and payment, or you file and pay electronically, please disregard this reminder.

Additional COVID-19 Information
The Department is monitoring developments pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak and is following guidance from federal and state officials. We understand you may have some concerns and uncertainty pertaining to COVID-19 and are committed to being responsive to your needs. The Department has established a dedicated team to address your tax-related questions and concerns via email at For more information regarding the sales and use tax extended due date, visit the General Tax Administration Program COVID-19 webpage.

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