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Expanded online sales tax heads to DeSantisBill would use $1B raised each year on breaks for businesses

Apr 10, 2021 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

TALLAHASSEE - A plan to use taxes on sales by out-of-state online retailers to help Florida businesses is heading to Gov. Ron DeSantis after passing the House and Senate on Thursday.

While some Democrats argued that working Floridians would be hurt by the proposal because of "regressive" sales taxes, the House voted 93-24 to approve the measure (SB 50). Hours later, the Senate voted 27-12 to give final approval.

If signed by DeSantis, the bill will require out-of-state retailers to c...