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.
Miami-Dade College has plans to ask county voters to pass a half-cent sales-tax increase to help shore up the college’s finances, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
A group of Republicans and Democrats yesterday reintroduced a federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money.
One of the best things about buying products online is the lack of sales tax if it isn’t sold in the state.
Florida’s state general revenue collections are exceeding expectations. Translation: the state is making more money.
There’s good news for Florida shoppers before they send their kids off to school next fall.