House Members Discuss Florida Online Sales Tax
“I think we got a pretty good pulse of where the executive branch sits on this,” said Rep. Ritch Workman, chairman of the Finance and Tax subcommittee. “We may bring something back … It’s difficult to answer.”
Gov. Rick Scott now is looking to cut $500 million in state taxes and fees, and anything that even remotely looks like a tax hike will be dead on arrival.
That’s why Republicans and Democrats alike frame the taxing of online sales as a matter of fairness, putting online vendors and bricks-and-mortar businesses on a level playing field by requiring them to collect the same taxes. Florida’s sales tax is 6 percent.