Tax Modernization Would Produce Revenue for Critical State Needs | Print |  E-mail
February 2011

Modernizing Florida's tax structure would (1) close the state's budget gap, (2) prevent the most severe cuts in essential services like education and health care, (3) increase fairness, and (4) fix the state's long-term structural budget deficit.

Meanwhile, even after several years of damaging budget cuts, the governor and legislature promise additional reductions in services in order to balance the state budget. But they have stated they will not consider any tax reform actions in 2011 that would result in increased revenue.

By acting to implement tax modernization proposals considered in Florida for years, the state could raise more than $5 billion each year to pay for services needed for a decent quality of life.

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