Sales tax is required, by Florida Statute, at 6% of the purchase price, less trade-in, on vehicle purchases. As an agent for The Florida Department of Revenue, the Tax Collector is responsible for collection, and dispersement of this tax.
In addition to the six (6) percent sales tax, some counties impose a local discretionary sales surtax. See the Florida Department of Revenue Discretionary Sales Surtax Information at the link below for more information: http://dor.myflorida.com/Forms_library/current/dr15dssr15.pdf
Marion County Adds a 1% Local Government Infrastructure Surtax Beginning January 1, 2017 http://floridarevenue.com/dor/tips/tip16a01-11.html