Kurt Wenner

Senior Vice President of Research

Kurt Wenner is Florida TaxWatch’s Senior Vice President of Research. Kurt is a mainstay on the Tallahassee state tax and budget watchdog scene, having joined TaxWatch in 1981 and is the second-longest serving staff member.  Kurt has authored reports that cover almost all areas of state government, including all of the major tax and budget publications produced by Florida TaxWatch, including a two-volume report on Florida's Intangibles Tax, which led to its final repeal and a series of reports on the Business Rent Tax which has helped lead that tax towards elimination as well.  He also leads our efforts in monitoring legislation during session.  For four decades, Florida's taxpayers, along with Florida TaxWatch members, have relied on Kurt's keen taxpayer-driven analysis, through his popular tax manual, "How Florida Compares", the annual "Taxpayer’s Guide to the State Budget," and the annual "Budget Turkey Watch", a favorite among legislators.