Main Street Fairness

The Florida Chamber of Commerce has launched a campaign in support of passing legislation requiring out of state retailers to collect sales tax on Internet purchases. Currently, Florida is only one of two states that does not have an economic nexus law requiring out of state retailers to collect and remit sales tax on online purchases if they have a significant economic presence in the state. Historically, brick and mortar businesses have been at a 6 percent disadvantage in Florida compared to their online counterparts because they are required to collect sales taxes.  The bill also requires marketplace providers, like Ebay or Amazon, to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of their sellers. Since the pandemic, even more retail sales have occurred through the Internet and this bill levels the playing field for local businesses and their Internet counterparts.

If you think about local businesses, the brick-and-mortar businesses in Florida that employ so many people, pay taxes, and sponsor little league teams, we have put them at a competitive disadvantage compared to online retailers in other states, said Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson. We look forward to working with Sen. Joe Gruters, Rep. Chuck Clemons and legislative leadership to ensure SB 50 and HB 15 make it to Governor DeSantis’ desk.


This bill is important to Florida’s business community because it:

  • Puts Florida main street businesses on equal footing with out of state businesses and remote sellers;
  • Streamlines the tax collection process for consumers by requiring remote businesses and marketplace providers to collect and remit the tax; and
  • Creates equity in Florida’s tax system for all businesses.

The Florida Chamber will be advocating in support of SB 50 and HB 15 to put main street businesses on equal footing with marketplace providers and remote sellers.


Join these Chambers of Commerce Uniting in support of Main Street Fairness Collection

Amplify Clearwater

Boca Raton Chamber

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

Citrus County Chamber

Clay County Chamber

Coral Gables Chamber

Coral Springs Coconut Creek Chamber

Dade City Chamber

Daytona Regional Chamber

Delray Beach Chamber

Destin Chamber

East Orlando Chamber

Gainesville Chamber

Hernando Chamber

Hollywood Chamber

Fort Lauderdale Chamber

Fort Myers Chamber

Gulf Coat Minority Chamber

Hobe Sound Chamber

Indian River Chamber

Jackson County Chamber

JAX Chamber

Key Largo Chamber

Lakeland Chamber

Marathon Chamber

Manatee Chamber

Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber

Nassau County Chamber

Northeast Polk Chamber

Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership

Orlando Economic Partnership

Ormond Beach Chamber

Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber

Palm Bay Chamber

Palm Beach North Chamber

Palm City Chamber

Palm Coast – Flagler Regional Chamber

Pompano Beach Chamber

Port Orange Chamber

Riverview Chamber

Sanibel Captiva Chamber

Sarasota Chamber

Seminole Chamber

South Tampa Chamber

St. Johns County Chamber

St. Petersburg Chamber

Tampa Bay Chamber

Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber

Tarpon Springs Chamber

Tallahassee Chamber

Venice Area Chamber

West Orange Chamber

Winter Haven Chamber

Ybor City Chamber

Zephyrhills Chamber

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