2022 Annual Report
It is the mission of Florida TaxWatch to provide the taxpayers of Florida and public officials with high-quality, independent research and analysis of issues related to state and local government taxation, expenditures, policies, and programs. Its research recommends productivity enhancements and explains the statewide impact of fiscal and economic policies and practices on residents and businesses.
In 2022 Florida TaxWatch doubled down on guiding one of the world’s biggest economies through recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Each step of the way, Florida TaxWatch was at the forefront of Florida’s Recovery, monitoring developments in another year of unprecedented state budget growth.
Last year, The TaxWatch COVID-19 Taxpayer Task Force recommendations became the blueprint for a legislative session that saw a number of long-term Taxwatch issues handled in one bill: E-Fairness, the Business Rent Tax, and unemployment compensation fund restoration.
A significant amount of Florida TaxWatch research in 2022 focused on the everyday lives of Floridians, tackling issues in data privacy, workforce development, tax administration, education, and manufacturing.