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JOINT RELEASE: JMI, NTUF, and ATR Applaud Flor⁠i⁠da Pol⁠i⁠cymakers on Revenue Neu⁠t⁠ral Remo⁠t⁠e Sales Tax Pol⁠i⁠cy

By: The James Madison Institute / 2021

Feb. 19, 2021

Emerson W. George
(850) 320-3803

JMI, NTUF, and ATR Applaud Florida Policymakers on Revenue Neutral Remote Sales Tax Policy

TALLAHASSEE – The James Madison Institute today released a joint statement alongside the National Taxpayers Union Foundation and Americans for Tax Reform commending Florida policymakers on maintaining their commitment to the principles of limited government and taxpayer stewardship in their decision to ensure that remote sales tax policy reform is revenue neutral.

“As Floridians continue to recover from the pandemic, both physically and economically, I am encouraged that our policymakers continue to keep their sights on ensuring that Florida’s business climate maintains its status as the friendliest to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Revenue neutrality in online sales tax is sound policy, and I thank Chair Joe Gruters for his efforts in what is truly a complex policy dialogue.” Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute

“Taxpayers and small businesses are struggling in the wake of COVID-19 and the last thing they need is added tax burdens that will make recovery more difficult. Florida’s legislative leaders are wise to ensure that any reform to the state’s policy regarding tax collection for online sales is done in a revenue neutral manner. This will prevent Floridians from paying more to the state government at this precarious economic moment and ensure that state lawmakers do not repeat the mistakes made by their counterparts in other states.” Andrew Moylan, Executive Vice President, National Taxpayers Union Foundation

“It is critical that internet sales tax legislation is accompanied by dollar-for-dollar tax cuts to ensure the tax burden on Floridians does not increase. It is good to see—and no surprise– that pro-taxpayer Senator Gruters committed to making sure his legislation is revenue neutral to protect Florida taxpayers and businesses. Florida has become one of the most successful states by cutting taxes, and keeping spending in check, offsetting online sales tax collections continues this trend.” Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform