Monday, May 25th, 2015

Promises about Taxes on Scott-O-Meter

Reduce property tax (Required Local Effort) by 1 mill

"Reduce the statewide property tax [Required Local Effort] by $1.4 billion (from 5.29 mills to 4.29 mills, a 19 percent reduction). Savings from other key components in my 7-step plan will be used to replace those funds so that not $1 is shifted away from our schools."

Reduce property tax by another 1 mill over next 7 years

"Phase in another 1 mill reduction (to the school property tax) over the next 7 years."

Eliminate Florida's corporate income tax over 7 years

"Eliminate Florida's corporate income tax over seven years. Fully phasing out the corporate income tax over time will have a large positive benefit for Florida's economy while having a minimal impact on state revenues. Total state tax revenues will benefit from the dynamic economic growth created by the corporate income-tax phaseout."

Grow Florida's economy by $74B in GDP, $41B in personal income, and $1B in tax revenues

"In total, Florida's economy will gain an additional 700,000 jobs, $74 billion in state GDP, $41 billion in higher personal income, $1 billion in total state tax revenues as a direct result of the increased economic growth."

Will oppose and veto any tax increases

"I pledge to the taxpayers of the state of Florida that I will oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes."

Lower unemployment costs for employers

"Make unemployment benefits more affordable."

Propose an amendment to curb property tax increases

"During a second term Gov.Scott will propose amending Florida’s constitution to prevent families’ property taxes from increasing year after year if the value of their homes remains the same or goes down."

Eliminate the state's manufacturing tax

"Manufacturing has the largest return on investment of all industries in Florida. That is why Gov. Scott eliminated the sales tax on manufacturing equipment until 2017, saving companies more than $140 million annually. This savings will allow the 17,500 manufacturing companies in Florida, that employ more than 300,000 Floridians, to expand, invest, and flourish during the next gout years. Permanently eliminating this sales tax will ensure manufacturing is a solid pillar to Florida’s economy and help to protect us from any future economic troubles."

Reduce the state's communications services sales tax

"During a second term, Gov. Scott will reduce the state Communications Services Sales Tax to save Floridians more than $120 million per year."

Phase out the state sales tax on commercial leases

"Demand the Florida Legislature phase out the 6 percent sales tax on commercial leases."