April 15 having fallen over the weekend, Tuesday officially was designated as Tax Day, when individual income tax returns are due with the federal government. To mark the occasion, Florida progressives held a news conference to blast Florida’s tax system, in which the overwhelming majority of corporations pay absolutely no income taxes.
It’s Tax Day and hardworking Floridians will pay a disproportionate amount in taxes while corporations and billionaires continue to not pay the taxes they owe – due to the legislature’s billions in corporate tax giveaways and refusal to close corporate tax loopholes.
While everyday Floridians would directly benefit from a people-centered budget and policies that puts our tax dollars towards critical community needs, legislative leaders continue pushing their corporate agenda with tax giveaways that would cost Floridians approximately $17.8 billion over the next five years.
A progressive coalition of organizations called Florida For All held a “People’s Press Conference” today, bringing forth concerns about unions, education, and the upcoming state legislative session starting tomorrow. Ruth Moreno is the Deputy Director for Florida For All, and challenged the Governor directly.
Florida’s legislative session – which begins Tuesday – has already made headlines as a conservative majority pitches bills to expand gun rights, ban diversity programs, make it easier to sue the news media, and further restrict abortions.
Floridian Leaders and Advocates to Demand Lawmakers Enact a “People’s Budget,” Put People First in Upcoming Legislative Session
Floridian leaders statewide and advocates will hold a virtual press event the day before Tuesday’s opening of the 2023 Florida Legislative Session.
In mid-March of this year, Representative Angie Nixon (D-Jacksonville) sent a letter to the Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) requesting information relating to the state’s corporate income tax collections.
Good news: Florida’s corporate income tax (CIT) rate has returned to 5.5 percent. This is the level it was at for 35 years before state lawmakers temporarily reduce it in 2018.
In Response to Gov. DeSantis Budget Announcement, Floridians Call for a ‘People’s Budget’ with Investment in Housing, Education and Healthcare
Governor Desantis’s proposed budget fails to guarantee freedom to working Floridians. Earlier this year, more than 11,300 Floridians from across the political spectrum participated in The People’s Budget Challenge.
A progressive coalition of workers, retirees, unions, social-service advocates, small business owners, and policy experts issued reports condemning tax policies that they say are hard on working-class Floridians and the poor.