Florida School Boards Association: Tax Internet sales
To get more money for schools, the state should start collecting sales taxes on Internet purchases, the Florida School Boards Association suggests in a draft platform for next year's legislative session. That position is listed as one of the FSBA's top priorities for next year, according to the draft, which can still be amended before its scheduled adoption at an association meeting in Tampa Oct. 29.
Collecting sales taxes on Internet sales could bring in as much as $700 million a year.
Among the FSBA's other top priorities: Find more money for education and stop further cuts. Support efforts to ease the requirements of the class-size amendment. And give districts maximum flexibility in designing the school calendar.