November 12, 2019
Florida is one of only two states that hasn’t changed its sales tax laws since consumers began fleeing to the world wide web for gifts, groceries and other everyday needs.
But that could change next year.
A pair of bills have been filed for the 2020 Legislative Session that would require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes to the state, just like brick-and-mortar stores.
The proposal has heavy backing in the Legislature.
Sarasota Republican Sen. Joe Gruters is sponsoring the Senate version, SB 126, and fellow Republican Sens. Ed Hooper, George Gainer, Dennis Baxley, Keith Perry, Gayle Harrell, Ben Albritton as well as Democratic Sen. Linda Stewart have signed on as co-sponsors. Read more.