Local Option Sales Tax
The Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) is a 1-cent surtax effective in Escambia County above and beyond Florida's base sales tax of 6%. Combined with another half-cent sales tax benefitting the Escambia County School District, the effective sales tax in Escambia County is 7.5%.
The Local Option Sales Tax was first enacted in 1992, when it was approved by 52 percent of voters.
- "1-cent tax lives on." Pensacola News Journal, March 8, 2006.