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Florida TaxWatch: “Help Businesses”

October 17th, 2007 by flanews

As lawmakers wrestle with getting a property tax cut package passed during this special session, taxpayer watchdog group Florida TaxWatch is weighing in with its own suggestions.† The organizationís president, Dominic Calabro, says the burden of high property taxes is not just falling on owners of homestead properties.

ďItís fallen on second homeowners.† Itís fallen on snowbirds.† Itís fallen on our visitors.† Itís fallen on our renters,” Calabro said.† “Most notably, itís fallen on businesses, businesses which are the economic engine of Florida.† This is beginning to put Florida at a competitive disadvantage with our other states and communities.Ē

Lawmakers have until the end of the month to get a property tax amendment placed on the ballot January.††††

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