Internet retail giant Amazon is officially coming to Florida. Amazon.com confirmed Tuesday that it will build distribution centers in Hillsborough County and in Lakeland, with the expectation of creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs. However, it means Floridians will now have to pay sales tax on their Amazon purchases.
A proposal that would allow Miami-Dade County to ask voters to bolster funding for a local state college and university is back, for a fourth time, before a tax-resistant, Republican-dominated Legislature.
Seattle-based company Amazon will bring new warehouses to Florida. The move, according to Governor Rick Scott, will create more than 3,000 jobs, but it also means Floridians will no longer be able to dodge sales tax on their Amazon purchases.
Governor Rick Scott started his day at the PortMiami as part of his Building Up Manufacturing Victory Tour.
Shopping online in an effort to dodge sales tax may soon come to an end.
Attention shoppers: Mark Aug. 2 to Aug. 4 on your calendars. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a bill (SB 916) that would allow back-to-school shoppers to avoid paying sales taxes on numerous types of items during the three-day period in August.
Back to school items wouldn’t include a Game Boy, digital media receivers or even cell phones, a Senate committee decided Wednesday in setting out what should be included in a back-to-school tax break.
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly today to endorse levying Internet sales taxes on American shoppers, despite warnings from a handful of senators that the proposal is antibusiness, harmful to taxpayers, and will be a “bureaucratic nightmare.”
Internet tax supporters are hoping that a vote in the U.S. Senate as early as today will finally give them enough political leverage to require Americans to pay sales taxes when shopping online.
State economists are preparing new budget forecasts for how much money the state should collect in taxes over the next few years.