Help Reduce the Business Rent Tax

Add your voice to the Florida Chamber’s efforts to reduce the Business Rent Tax, also known as the sales tax on commercial leases. Click the “Take Action Now” button below to email Florida Governor Rick Scott and ask him to include this important tax cut as one of his legislative priorities.

Florida is the only state with a Business Rent Tax. That means in Florida, businesses pay a six percent tax on the space they lease, including added costs to that lease, such as property taxes, maintenance and the cost of insurance.

And those costs are adding up. In fact, it costs Florida businesses $1.7 billion every single year.

However, if the business rent tax was reduced by just one percent, businesses across Florida would save $286.9 million annually.

Send the Email, and Then…

Join our efforts to reduce the Business Rent Tax by adding your name to our growing list of supporters. Simply email gblose@flchamber.com to request your copy of the Florida Chamber’s targeted tax reform resolution. Then, we will keep in touch with you about additional steps you can take to reduce this burdensome tax.

Targeted Tax Reform Package Will Help Lower Cost of Living and Doing Business

House Passes Florida  Chamber Tax Cut Priorities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 5, 2015) – The Florida Chamber applauds the Florida House of Representatives for their commitment to lowering the cost of living and cost of doing business in Florida by passing a targeted tax reform package last week.

“We are proud of the work the Florida House has done to pass targeted tax reforms that will put money back in the pockets of Floridians and make Florida even more competitive,” said David Hart, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Today’s victory is a step in the right direction for our state.”

Driving a fair and equitable tax system is key to attracting and retaining businesses in Florida. Limiting burdensome taxes by enacting smart and targeted tax reforms help place money back into the pockets of Florida’s families.

The Florida Chamber commends the Florida House for passing the following targeted tax reforms in HB 33A:

  • Communication Services Tax cut,
  • Reducing sales taxes on commercial leases,
  • Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday,
  • Small Business Saturday Tax Holiday, and
  • Research and Development tax cut.

“This opportunity puts additional money in the pockets of hard working families, but could mean the difference in job creation and business expansion,” said Dennis Grady, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. “Our Florida economy is at its best when the legislature returns tax payer dollars to those who could use it the most.”

House Passes Florida Chamber Tax Cut Priorities

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Targeted Tax Reform Package Will Help
Lower Cost of Living and Doing Business

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (June 5 , 2015) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today applauds the Florida House of Representatives for their commitment to lowering the cost of living and cost of doing business in Florida by passing a targeted tax reform package.

“We are proud of the work the Florida House has done to pass targeted tax reforms that will put money back in the pockets of Floridians and make Florida even more competitive,” said David Hart, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Today’s victory is a step in the right direction for our state.”

Driving a fair and equitable tax system is key to attracting and retaining businesses in Florida. Limiting burdensome taxes by enacting smart and targeted tax reforms help place money back into the pockets of Florida’s families.

The Florida Chamber commends the Florida House for passing the following targeted tax reforms in HB 33A:

  • Communication Services Tax cut,
  • Reducing sales taxes on commercial leases,
  • Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday,
  • Small Business Saturday Tax Holiday, and
  • Research and Development tax cut.

“This opportunity puts additional money in the pockets of hard working families, but could mean the difference in job creation and business expansion,” said Dennis Grady, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. “Our Florida economy is at its best when the legislature returns tax payer dollars to those who could use it the most.”

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The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations, aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.