November 29, 2023

Press Release

Statement by Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro on Governor DeSantis' Family-Focused Tax Relief Proposal

| 9/20/2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The following statement is to be attributed to Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, in response to Governor DeSantis’ announcement of his Family-Focused Tax Relief proposal for the 2023 Legislative Session.

“Floridians are experiencing the consequences of record inflation every time they make a purchase, whether it’s necessities like diapers and pet food or recreational items such as sporting equipment and concert tickets. Florida TaxWatch commends Governor DeSantis and enthusiastically supports his Family-Focused Tax Relief proposal, as it will relieve this incremental, yet substantial burden on hard-working men and women across the state who are doing their best to provide for their families and help them have full, productive lives. As the ‘eyes and ears’ of taxpayers, we are thought leaders in this space and look forward to continuing this incredibly important conversation into the 2023 Legislative Session and beyond.”

Governor DeSantis’ Family-Focused Tax Relief proposal includes several sales tax exemptions that would ultimately save taxpayers a combined $1.1 billion if passed by the Florida Legislature. For more information and a full listing of the proposed exemptions, please click here .

To learn more about Florida TaxWatch’s research and programming, please click here.

About Florida TaxWatch As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit government watchdog and taxpayer research institute for more than forty years and the trusted eyes and ears of Florida taxpayers, Florida TaxWatch works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Its research recommends productivity enhancements and explains the statewide impact of fiscal and economic policies and practices on citizens and businesses. Florida TaxWatch is supported by its membership via voluntary, tax-deductible donations and private grants, and does not accept government funding. Donations provide a solid, lasting foundation that has enabled Florida TaxWatch to bring about a more effective, responsive government that is more accountable to, and productive for, the citizens it serves since 1979. For more information, please visit .  

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