Florida – Sales Taxes By County Vary, Here’s Where Central Florida Counties Stand

Osceola County on tap to reach highest sales tax in state Florida sales tax helps pay for schools, roads and fire and police departments but each county can add an additional sales tax to help pay for needs of individual Continue reading Florida – Sales Taxes By County Vary, Here’s Where Central Florida Counties Stand

Florida – Hurricane, School Supplies Tax Holidays Signed Into Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida’s annual sales tax holidays for hurricane and back-to-school supplies are officially a go. Hurricane Supplies Sales Tax Holiday runs May 31 through June 6 RELATED: PRINTABLE Hurricane Supplies Checklist  School Supplies Holiday runs August 2 through August 6 Continue reading Florida – Hurricane, School Supplies Tax Holidays Signed Into Law

Florida – Early Voting In Osceola Sales Tax Referendum Starts Monday

KISSIMMEEE, Fla. — Osceola County will open early voting locations Monday for a countywide referendum to raise the sales tax to help with growth needs. The referendum would raise the sales tax from 7.5 percent to 8.5 percent for three decades. Continue reading Florida – Early Voting In Osceola Sales Tax Referendum Starts Monday

Florida – Local Utilities Finalize Plans To Use Tax Savings To Cover Storm Costs

Two Tampa Bay utilities have reached settlements with the state utility consumer advocate that, if approved, will make good on their promises to use 2017 federal tax savings to cover the cost of recovery from Hurricane Irma and other storms. Continue reading Florida – Local Utilities Finalize Plans To Use Tax Savings To Cover Storm Costs

Florida – Why Floridians May Soon Pay More When Shopping Online

Right now there is no law requiring it, but lawmakers want companies to start charging you sales tax. FORT MYERS, Fla. – Your online purchases could soon cost you more. That’s because Florida lawmakers want companies to start charging you sales Continue reading Florida – Why Floridians May Soon Pay More When Shopping Online

Florida – Murphy USA Inc. Customers File Suit Over Allegedly Improper Charging Of Sales Tax

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Customers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a retail gas station chain over allegations it improperly charged money from its customers. Steven Gregory Holt and Robert Enslen, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly Continue reading Florida – Murphy USA Inc. Customers File Suit Over Allegedly Improper Charging Of Sales Tax

Florida – Florida Retailers Call on Legislature to Close Online Sales Tax Loophole

After a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) is doubling down in its efforts to close the online sales tax loophole. “Following the success of legislation and executive action in more than 35 states across the country, retailers continue to Continue reading Florida – Florida Retailers Call on Legislature to Close Online Sales Tax Loophole

FLORIDA – Another Pasco Business Found Overcharging Sales Tax

If you live in Pasco County, double check your receipts. Another business was found to be charging too much in sales tax. Pasco County tax collector Mike Fasano can’t understand why there’s so much confusion.“It’s the store’s fault. It’s no Continue reading FLORIDA – Another Pasco Business Found Overcharging Sales Tax

Florida – Central Florida Officials Blast Bill As Assault On Home Rule That Could Impede Sales-Tax Measures

Central Florida officials are concerned about a bill moving quickly through the Legislature they fear would make it more difficult for local governments to gain voter approval for local-option sales taxes to fund road improvements or capital projects. The proposed Continue reading Florida – Central Florida Officials Blast Bill As Assault On Home Rule That Could Impede Sales-Tax Measures

FLORIDA- House Democrats unveil alternate budget, with tax increases, rebates

TALLAHASSEE — Florida House Democrats on Wednesday released an alternate budget plan, with plans that include $1.8 billion in additional revenues received through closing tax loopholes and taxing online sales. The “New Sunshine Deal” would use about $524 million of Continue reading FLORIDA- House Democrats unveil alternate budget, with tax increases, rebates