For Immediate Release
Contact: Bill Herrle, 850-728-7356, Bill.Herrle@nfib.org
Small Business Applauds Governor Scott’s Proposed Business Fee Cuts
January 24, 2014 – Bill Herrle, Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, Florida’s leading small business association, released the following statement regarding Governor Scott’s announcement that he will include a $33 million dollar business fee cut in his budget.
“We applaud Governor Scott for including a corporate filing fee reduction into his budget this year. Corporate filing fees represent one of the most regressive taxes on business, hitting small businesses the hardest. Small businesses represent the backbone of job creation in Florida and this is the latest example of Governor Scott being laser focused on job creation.
“The proposed cut will encourage the creation of new businesses and serve as an open invitation to struggling small business owners in states like New York to come to Florida and take advantage of our business-friendly environment.
“This tax cut is one of NFIB's priorities for small business this year, and will go a long way toward putting money back in the pockets of job creators.”
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.