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On tax day, progressive advocates call for corporate accountability in Tallahassee

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.

Orlando Democrat Anna Eskamani said during the event in the Capitol’s Fourth Floor Rotunda that she paid about $2,000 to the IRS over the weekend, and noted that as “everyday people, and especially those of low wealth, we pay more of our annual income to taxation proportionally than some of the wealthiest individuals and some of the wealthiest corporations.”

There is certainly documentation backing up that statement.

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