Small Business Tax Cuts Topic of the Week at Capitol

Date: February 03, 2016 Last Edit: February 05, 2016

This week, NFIB members from across the state convened on the Capitol to lobby
for small business tax cuts as part of Governor Rick Scott’s 1st for
Jobs tax cut rally.

Members joined other business owners at a reception at the Governor’s Mansion,
took part in the rally with the Governor, met with their legislators and showed
off the Cut My Rent business tax calculator.

Following the rally, the Florida House Finance and Tax Committee heard the
House’s tax package, which includes a cut in the business rent tax, the sales
tax exemption on manufacturing equipment and the Small Business Saturday sales
tax holiday.

NFIB/Florida’s Leadership Council Chairman Jerry Pierce testified before the
committee on behalf of small business owners.

“This tax cut plan is exactly what small business owners need to continue
growing the economy and creating jobs. I know firsthand that when you cut taxes
on business owners, they invest in their businesses and create jobs,” Pierce
said. “I spoke with many businesses owners today at Governor Scott’s 1st
for Jobs tax cut rally, and their response to the business rent tax cut in
particular was overwhelming. They plan to hire employees, upgrade equipment and
expand when the business rent tax cut is passed – all things that will help Floridians.”

While the small business tax cut priorities are making their way through the
House, NFIB will be working with the Florida Senate to bring make these tax
cuts a reality. 

Help us by sending a letter to your legislator asking them to cut your business
rent tax by using our action alert here.


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