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AIF Statement on Tax Package Passing Senate Appropriations

Tax Package to Repeal Manufacturing Equipment Sales Tax

March 3, 2016

Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today released the following statement attributed to its President & CEO Tom Feeney regarding the tax package passing the Senate Appropriations Committee.  AIF applauds the inclusion of language to repeal the manufacturing equipment sales tax.

“AIF lauds the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee for advancing the tax package today.  As Florida’s leader in manufacturing and Florida’s affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers, AIF supports eliminating the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment once and for all.

“With Florida’s manufacturing sector significantly providing high-wage and high-value added jobs, it is imperative that we grow this high-producing industry as the state continues to diversify the economy. 

As the tax package heads to the Senate floor, AIF encourages the full Senate to advance this pro-business tax cut that will reinvigorate manufacturing and accelerate job growth in the Sunshine State.” 

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