DeSantis touts 'largest tax relief proposal' in Florida's history

 February 9, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to make life easier for Floridians. He's now introduced what he says is the "largest tax relief proposal" in Florida's history.

DeSantis shared details on his tax relief proposal, which will include permanent sales tax relief on baby and toddler necessities, gas stoves, and more.

"Speaking in Marion County, DeSantis briefly highlighted the state of affairs economically in Florida, noting that the state has one of the lowest per capita tax burdens in the country and no income tax while promising to 'keep it that way,'" reports Breitbart.

"We also have one of the lowest per capita debt burdens in the country," DeSantis said.

DeSantis touted the state’s top status in the formation of new businesses, and Florida's massive $22 billion surplus out of a $109 billion budget.

"So that’s a massive surplus. We’ve never had anything approaching that in the history of the state of Florida," DeSantis said.

"One of the things that we’re going to propose is a permanent tax exemption on all baby and toddler necessities, diapers, baby clothes, shoes, baby wipes, cribs, and strollers," DeSantis said.

"Included in our permanent relief is going to be permanent sales tax exemption for gas stoves," DeSantis said, reminding listeners that the Biden administration is trying to backtrack. "They are trying to take away your gas stove."

Over-the-counter pet medications will also be included in the permanent sales tax exemption.

DeSantis added that there will also be one-year tax holidays for "key items" like children’s books, toys, and youth sports equipment.

"We’re going to continue with our two weeks disaster preparedness sales tax holiday… We’re also — and I think this is going to be really, really good for all — household items under $25 like detergent, TP so all that stuff, no sales tax for items under $25 for one year," DeSantis said.

DeSantis added that the proposal includes a one-year sales tax exemption on pet food as well.

The governor also spoke about last year's Freedom Summer tax holiday, saying:

We also did something this past summer, the first ever Freedom Week tax holiday. And so it was like outdoor equipment tickets for like events or museums or whatever, because we want Floridians to enjoy the summer. It can get a little hot, so we want to be able to provide that. So that was popular, but it was kind of a short period of time. So we’re going to take that Freedom Summer tax holiday and we’re going to make it 15 weeks throughout the summer. So you will save on outdoor activity supplies equipment all summer long. And that’ll save Floridians one quarter of a billion dollars this summer.

The proposal would amount to roughly $2 billion in tax relief.

Source: Breitbart