MIAMI (CBSMiami/NSF) — Florida Supreme Court justices may take up an appeal by the Department of Revenue on a state law that imposes higher taxes on satellite-television companies than on their cable-TV competitors.READ MORE: AAA Expects 2.4 Million Floridians Will Hit Road For July 4th Holiday Weekend
The department filed the appeal last week, seeking to overturn a ruling last month by the 1st District Court of Appeal, which also ordered that a circuit court determine how much money should be refunded to satellite-TV companies.READ MORE: 911 Calls Released Of Aftermath Of Memorial Day Weekend Mass Shooting In NW Dade
The case focuses on the state communications-services tax being set at 6.65 percent for cable TV and 10.8 percent for satellite service.
The appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, found that the tax is discriminatory and violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.MORE NEWS: Shipping Issues Causing Fireworks Shortage Ahead Of July 4th Holiday
(The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.)