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Eliminate all property taxes?



State Rep. Mitch Needelman, R-Melbourne, has his own idea for tax reform: a ballot initiative where voters could eliminate all property taxes. HJR 909 -The Property Tax Elimination Act - would replace all property taxes with a General Sales Tax. The initiative also would  restrict counties, cities, and other taxing authorities to annual tax increases not to exceed 3 percent or the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

"People in the State of Florida have been asking for tax relief and fairness for years. This bill will give them the opportunity to get both through a Constitutional Ballot Initiative," Representative Needelman said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:30pm]


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