Floridians work 4 1/2 months to pay total tax bill

April 09, 2014J,

Via William Patrick, FloridaWatchdog.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tuesday, April 15, isn’t just the deadline to file income taxes with the Internal Revenue Service. For Floridians, it’s Tax Freedom Day. It takes 4 1/2 months for Floridians to earn enough money, on average, to pay off their total federal, state and local tax bill, according to […]

The NFL and the freeloading gang of pro-sports teams

February 12, 2014J,

Super Bowl weekend Patrick Hruby had an article in Politico calling the NFL out for being the National Freeloader League. Hruby’s piece highlighted the special favors the NFL is granted by Congress — mainly tax free, non-profit status and piles of taxpayer-funded handouts. Hruby lays out some numbers that paint a clear picture of just […]

Transparency & Accountability Needed In Sarasota County

October 17, 2013J

For over two decades, taxpayers in Sarasota County have supported the Sarasota Memorial Hospital through a county wide hospital tax. These taxes were originally meant to support charity care provided in the county. Unfortunately for taxpayers, that generosity has been taken advantage of. From 1998 to 2009, the millage rate for Sarasota residents increased nearly […]

Is it time for tax cuts?

October 08, 2013J,

Is it time for tax cuts? You bet it is!! This Thursday morning, The House Finance & Tax Subcommittee will meet to discuss taxes.  More specifically, they will be discussing potential tax cuts and how they should address the more than $800 million surplus they expect to have this year for the state budget. The […]