February 3, 2016
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs Brewster Bevis regarding the passage of the House tax package by the House Finance and Tax Committee. AIF lauds the inclusion of language to repeal the manufacturing equipment sales tax and the commercial lease tax.
“AIF applauds the House for passing a business-friendly tax package out of the House Finance & Tax Committee today.
“As Florida’s leader in manufacturing and Florida’s affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers, AIF is pleased that members recognize the importance of permanently eliminating the sales tax imposed on the purchase of manufacturing equipment and machinery. Not only will this tax exemption help elevate manufacturing in Florida, it will help diversify our economy and grow our job base.
“AIF is also pleased that the House included language in its tax package that reduces the business rent tax. This tax reduction will bolster our economy and make Florida a more attractive place to do business.
“We thank Chairman Matt Gaetz and members of the House for supporting these pro-growth and business-friendly measures.”
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