TPP Frequently Asked Questions
Tangible Personal Property
This is an exemption from the property taxes in the amount of $25,000 on assessed value for tangible personal property. This exemption applies to business tangible personal property and mobile home attachments. You are required to file a Tangible Personal Property Tax Return to receive this exemption.
Florida Statute 193.052 requires that all tangible personal property be reported each year to the Property Appraisers Office. If you receive a return, its because our office has determined that you may have property to report. If you feel the form is not applicable, return it with an explanation. Failure to receive a Personal Property Tax Return DR-405 does not relieve you of your obligation to file.
A TPP form will be mailed to you at the beginning of the year. If you do not receive a form please contact Osceola Property Appraiser Office or click here to download a copy of the DR-405 TPP Tax Return Form.
All Returns must be filed. If you have more than one location, the assets of each should be listed on separate Returns.
Yes. If you were not in business on January 1 of the taxing year, follow this procedure.
- On your return, indicate the date you went out of business and the manner in which you disposed of your business assets. Remember, if you still have the assets, you must file on them.
- Sign and date the return.
- Mail the return back to this office.
Whether fully depreciated in your accounting records or not, all property still in use or in your possession should be reported.
Yes. There is an area on the return specifically for those assets. Even though the assets are assessed to the owner, they must be listed for informational purposes.
No, there is no minimum value. A tangible tax return must be filed on all assets by April 1.
Yes. Since rental activity is of an income producing nature, you must file a return, which lists your personal property. Items that should be listed include: Draperies, furniture, appliances and any other personal property included in the rental unit.
The deadline for filing a timely return is April 1. After April 1, Florida Statutes provide that penalties be applied at 5% per month or portion of a month that the return is late. A 15% penalty is required for unreported property, and a 25% penalty if no return is filed.
Most title companies do not do a search of the tangible assets of a business. You should therefore consult your Realtor, attorney or closing agent to avoid problems in this area.
If you own both the land and the mobile home, and it is permanently set up, it is considered real property and must have an RP Real Property sticker. If you do not own the land, but do own the mobile home, you are required to purchase an annual MH Mobile Home sticker for your mobile home. The MH sticker takes the place of property taxes. Any attachments to the mobile home would be considered personal property. If no sticker is purchased for the mobile home then both the home and attachments are considered personal property.
This sticker must be purchased each year during the month of December from the Osceola County Tax Collectors Office. A new sticker must be purchased each year. The prior years MH sticker is valid until December 31st.
In part it does. The MH sticker only covers the mobile home itself. It does not cover any attachments or air conditioning units.
When a tax return is not filed by April 1, we are required to place an assessment on the property. This assessment represents an estimate based on the value of businesses with similar equipment and assets. Being assessed does not absolve your responsibility to file an accurate return.
Call this office or come in as soon as possible and discuss the matter with us. If you have evidence that the appraised value is more than the actual fair market value of your property, we will welcome the opportunity to review all the pertinent facts. After talking with us, and if you still feel the same, you may file a petition to be heard by the Value Adjustment Board.