Florida Lawmakers want to hear from Florida businesses on the impact targeted tax reforms will have on your business. Your answers matter and they will help us win.
 
A competitive and equitable tax system creates jobs and strengthens the economy. With 5.4 million more people expected to call Florida home by 2030, Florida will need to create 2 million jobs to maintain a 5 percent unemployment. One key to creating jobs for this growing population will be a competitive and equitable tax system. Yet, Florida is the only state in the nation that taxes businesses on rent - setting up discouraging and discriminatory tax policies. The 2018 Legislative Session has begun, and your input about targeted tax reform is needed.
 
1. In times of a budget surplus, do you believe that the Legislature should (check all that apply):
Reduce taxes on job creators
Reduce taxes for families
Spend additional money on government programs like education or infrastructure
Other
 
2. Would a reduction in Florida's corporate income tax significantly impact your business? 
Yes
No
My company doesn't pay Florida corporate income tax
Unsure
 
3. Lawmakers reduced the Florida-only business rent tax by 0.2 percent last legislative session. As a business leader, if the legislature continues reducing this tax, what will you do with the savings from the reduction in Florida's business rent tax? 
Re-invest in growing our business
Hire additional staff
Increase pay
Offer additional benefits
Training for Staff
I own my business property and don't pay sales tax on rent
Other
 
4. Do you believe that your business's property taxes for government services received are: 
Too high
Just right
Too low
 
5. Do you take advantage of Florida's Research and Development Tax Credit, which was expanded during the 2017 Legislative Session?? 
Yes
No
 
6. Do sales tax holidays, such as back to school or disaster preparedness, have an impact on your business? 
Significant Positive Impact
Some Positive Impact
No impact
Some Negative Impact
Significant Negative Impact
 
7. Would you support continuing to cap increases in non-homestead (such as business) property tax assessments at 10 percent a year and further expand the homestead exemption by another $25,000? 
Yes
No
Unsure
 
8. Do you personally know your State House Representative or State Senate member? 
Yes
No
If yes, please explain the relationship: 
If no, would you be interested in getting to know your Representative or Senator? 
Yes
No
 
9. Does your legislator support targeted tax reform policy that promotes economic expansion, job growth and opportunities for Florida families? 
Yes
No
Unsure
 
10. Are there any additional comments or concerns you'd like the Florida Chamber to know about? 
 
 
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