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Report Sheds Light on “Invisible” Tangible Personal Property Business Tax

Amendment 10 on Florida Ballot Would Create Significant Business Tax Relief  A report authored by the Naples, Florida-based Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) and the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation takes a close look at a tax most taxpayers are unaware of, but hits hard at many businesses’ bottom line. The report, States Moving Away From Taxes on Tangible Personal Property, was authored …

Chris CinquemaniReport Sheds Light on “Invisible” Tangible Personal Property Business Tax
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The Cost of Bureaucratic Delay

The Estimated Impact of Delaying by Just One Week the Creation of a Start-Up Business in Florida Download a PDF of the report HERE.   Abstract What is the impact of one week of government-caused delay in the creation of a start-up business in Florida? Ralph Desiano, owner of Naples Flatbread and Wine Bar in Naples, Florida, will likely tell …

Joseph BurkeThe Cost of Bureaucratic Delay
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FGA helps move Florida one step closer toward job-creating business tax relief

The House Economic Affairs Committee gave a unanimous vote this morning in favor of HB 1003, a proposal to create a new exemption from tangible personal property (TPP) taxes for businesses with less than $50,000 in business equipment.  The proposal also gives counties and municipalities the freedom and flexibility to create even more TPP business tax relief to meet their …

Chris CinquemaniFGA helps move Florida one step closer toward job-creating business tax relief

Making Florida the Tax Haven of the South

        Encourage Business Investment and Create New Jobs with Lower Personal Property Taxes and Local Freedom and Flexibility Background: Tangible Personal Property (TPP) taxes are property taxes that must be paid every year on TPP such as business equipment, machinery and furniture, in addition to property taxes on real estate and sales taxes on purchases of TPP.  …

Chris CinquemaniMaking Florida the Tax Haven of the South
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How many and which state workers earn more than $175,000?

The Foundation for Government Accountability is shining a light on government spending with FloridaOpenGov.org—a powerful and interactive new online tool we launched on Monday that puts nearly $1.4 trillion in state, county and local government spending right at your fingertips. Visit FloridaOpenGov.org right away, and see how government spends your hard-earned taxes…down to the employee, department and dollar. Did you …

Chris CinquemaniHow many and which state workers earn more than $175,000?
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RELEASE: Nearly $1.4 Trillion in Government Spending Data Now Just a Few Clicks Away

FloridaOpenGov.org Is Taxpayers’ Online Government Transparency Hub TALLAHASSEE – The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is shining a light on Florida government spending with the largest and most interactive government transparency Web site in the state—FloridaOpenGov.org.  With about 35 million public records detailing nearly $1.4 trillion in spending and payroll by state, county, municipality and school, FloridaOpenGov.org is taxpayers’ online …

Chris CinquemaniRELEASE: Nearly $1.4 Trillion in Government Spending Data Now Just a Few Clicks Away