Letter to the Governor on E-Fairness
The Honorable Ron DeSantis
Governor State of Florida
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Dear Governor DeSantis,
On behalf of the members, staff, and distinguished volunteer leadership of Florida TaxWatch, led by our Chairman, U.S. Senator George S. LeMieux, I strongly encourage you to sign Senate Bill 50 – The Randy Miller Act – known by most as the 2021 E-Fairness bill or the taxpayer penalty relief endeavor.
SB 50 is one of the most significant pieces of tax legislation in Florida’s history and goes further than most previous initiatives in ensuring taxpayer fairness, reducing the risks and burdens Floridians are exposed to, and providing a more competitive landscape for Florida businesses. The final bill contains four provisions Florida TaxWatch has championed.
First, thanks to the E-Fairness provisions, this bill levels the playing field for Florida businesses by requiring out-of-state sellers doing business in Florida to collect and remit the required Florida sales taxes due, just like every law-abiding Florida business currently does today. Out-of-state sellers have been flaunting existing law and shifting their responsibility to unsuspecting Floridians, forcing Florida consumers to calculate and remit their own taxes and subjecting them to audits and penalties that could result in penalties as high as 50% of the taxes due.
Read the full letter below.