By: Dr. Bob McClure Today just might be the day you receive your invitation to respond to the 2020 Census. Now, I don’t think anyone is waiting by his or her mailbox in wild anticipation of a census form, but in this presidential election year, it’s important to realize just [...]
JMI Policy Director Bob Sanchez quoted in Sarasota Herald-Tribune article “Property tax rates seem to have little effect on local economies” regarding statistical study of Florida's 67 counties testing correlation between property tax rate and business activity as reflected in gross sales.Excerpt: ". . .Though the Herald-Tribune's analysis found no [...]
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Etail vs. Retail? Five Reasons To Ax Florida's Proposed Internet Tax
Fearful that Florida is missing out on more tax revenue, some urge the stateto join the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP), an effort by the 45 sales tax-imposing states to collude on the collection of Internet sales taxes.
How and Why Should Florida's Sales Tax Exemptions be Reviewed?
During the last recession, as other states raised taxes to cope with their financial problems, Florida managed to hold the line on taxes and even cut some. Floridians are better off as a result. Now, with an economic recovery underway, revenues are flowing into the state's coffers much faster than [...]
Executive Summary Some critics of Florida's tax structure say it is antiquated and unless it is reformed, Florida will face severe revenue shortfalls in the future. This claim is not consistent with the evidence. Under Florida's current tax structure, total state revenues, total tax revenues, and sales tax revenues are [...]