The Sales Tax Connection

  • Welcome to the Sales Tax Connection!

    Our goal is to provide you with some interesting news about sales tax around the globe and give you links to other sites that you might find helpful. If you find something important is missing, or would like us to cover a specific topic, please leave us a comment. Remember to visit often as the website will be updated frequently with new items. As often as sales tax changes, so will we!
  • SalesTaxConnect on Twitter

    Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.

  • Top Posts

  • Top Clicks

  • Post History Archives

  • Disclaimer

    Tax legislation and administrative policies are complex and subject to change. Therefore, should you wish to ask for our opinion on any of the matters posted (or any sales tax matter in general), please know that the conclusions reached herein and views expressed are matters of interpretation and opinion rather than certainty. The information provided is based on understanding of the facts as provided by various media sources (and you) and is not meant to represent a ruling, nor is it legally binding.

    Should you require further clarification of any of these subjects to make determinations for your business, please contact us to arrange a formal agreement for consulting services. We can help you work directly with the taxing jurisdiction to obtain a written interpretation from the appropriate tax department or pursue the matter for you via required methods.

    If I am unable to assist you, I'll gladly promote others in the industry who I think are worthy.

  • Blog Stats

    • 304,029 Hits to date.
  • Advertisements

FL – Exemptions and their cost…WOW

Posted by salestax on September 8, 2008

Guess I never looked at a list of exemptions like this.  When you look at it like this, it’s not very difficult to see that there are definitely some exemptions here that are extremely regressive.  A local news agency reported this article about how Florida is losing over 12M annum on sales tax exemptions.  And while they don’t come out and say that the taxes they’re focusing on are regressive, it’s very apparent.  Yes, sales taxes shouldn’t be charged on agricultural feed or groceries, but exemptions for superbowl tickets?  Give me a break! 

What do you think, Floridians?  Will an extra $7 deter a vacationing tourist from taking a chartered fishing boat?  Wouldn’t you rather tourists pay their fair share of taxes while taking advantage of your attractions so you can have lower property taxes?  This news report seems to take the stance that the people just don’t care.  Do you?


2 Responses to “FL – Exemptions and their cost…WOW”

  1. I agree completely! In addition to salestax’s comments, I would like for FL to get their act together and sign-on to SSTA. This, in turn, will compel them to eliminate their “fuzzy-math” rounding rule, as well as other oddball sales tax schemes.

    And while we’re on the subject, what about their “neo-nazi” tax auditors who have about as much ethics as a car salesman? We need legislation to reel-in those nutjobs and bring taxpayer service back into the FL DOR!

  2. FL recently has been reviewing some of the standings on sales tax law. A recent change has removed them from the acceptance of the Multi-Jurisdictional Certificate (MTC) form. Be prepared to present a valid license for exemption at all times.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: