Tag: sales tax

Florida TaxWatch: New Sales Tax Holidays Will Help Families Across the Sunshine State

This week, Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro weighed in on four sales tax holidays beginning Friday, July 1, 2022 – Freedom Week, Energy Star Appliances, Diapers and Baby Clothes, and Home Hardening. “Florida...

Dan Daley Wants to Bring Back Sales Tax Holiday for Environmentally Friendly Appliances

On Monday, state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, filed a proposal to “offer a sales tax holiday on ENERGY STAR appliances and WaterSense products approved by the U.S. Department of Energy.” Daley called for the...
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Orange County Faces Proposed Sales Tax Increase in November

Orange County voters will decide if the sales tax will increase by a full percent from 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent with the new revenue penciled in for ongoing transportation needs.

Florida Retailers Launch Effort to Collect Sales Tax From Online Retailers

The FRF is backing a proposal from state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, and state Rep. Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, insisting it “will level the playing field and restore the free market by enforcing the law that businesses must pay these taxes.”

Orange County Sales Tax Proposal Could Lead to Massive Revenue for Transportation Projects

Orange County is trying to put together a project list and drum up public support for a one percent increase in the sales tax to help the area’s transportation.

Al Lawson: Jacksonville Should Vote on Raising Sales Tax for Schools in November

“On the first day of classes, nearly 41 Duval schools experienced problems with poorly functioning air conditioning units,” Lawson added. “According to news reports, there were more than 119 open A/C work orders. Other problems include roof leaks, mold and degrading pipes. Additionally, many students have been forced to learn in portable classrooms. Safety is another concern altogether; the buildings aren’t secure."
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Proposed Sales Tax Hikes Defeated in Central Florida

Voters in Volusia County were asked whether or not to approve a half-percent sales tax increase for roads, transit and water quality projects that would have raised $45 million annually for the next 20 years.

Florida League of Cities Unveils Legislative Priorities

While the regular legislative session doesn’t begin until March, many groups and organizations are already to kick things off with a new administration coming into power in Tallahassee, including the Florida League of Cities which released its “2019 Legislative Priorities & Policy Positions” this week. 

SCOTUS Ruling Opens Door to E-Fairness in FL

The ruling that paves the way for a successful resolution to an issue Florida TaxWatch has fought for more than 15 years.