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AIF Applauds Passage of Legislation to Reduce Communications Services Tax

February 17, 2015

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributable to its Senior Vice President of State & Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, regarding the advancement of Senate Bill 110, which would reduce the tax rate applied to the sale of communications services, as well as the retail sale of direct-to-home satellite services, sponsored by Senator Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange).

“AIF applauds the passage of this good legislation that will reduce the communications services tax and have a positive financial impact on all consumers in Florida who pay for a cell phone, cable or satellite service.

“Broad-based tax cuts, like these, keep money in Floridians’ pockets, and this proposal, championed by Governor Scott, will achieve cost savings for a substantial number of Florida families.

“We look forward to seeing this good policy that cuts taxes succeed this session.”

SB 110, which passed the Senate Committee on Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, is now slated to be heard in the Senate Committee on Finance and Tax.