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Old 07-06-2020, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I think Florida should have a state income tax on all income earned by individuals. Sales tax can be reduced or eliminated in exchange for the income tax. Property taxes can be abolished, too. I would say a 5% income tax is reasonable, on all income over $30K, graduating up to 10% on all income over $1 million. The money would go to fund infrastructure projects and public schools. Taxing income just makes a lot more sense than taxing sales and wealth IMO. The more you make ,the more you pay.

I think having a state income tax would also be a great way to slow down the insane amount of people from moving here and destroying the land and building tons of new houses and apartments. It would help stabilize the population growth and strengthen schools. I would love to see FL public schools overall be at the same prestige and quality as the northeastern states, which trounce FL public schools.

I moved down to Florida from Connecticut three years ago and think Florida can learn a thing or two from northeastern state policies and taxation. Florida can get away with having an income tax because so many people don't care and just want to move here for the beaches and climate.

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Old 07-06-2020, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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No.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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No.
Why not? It only makes perfect sense.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey (prev. Boston, NY, Florida)
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Tax the rich, sure. Dont tax the Middle Class anymore.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Tax the rich, sure. Dont tax the Middle Class anymore.
That's why I said abolish the sales and property taxes and only have income tax on income over $30K!
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:28 PM
 
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Why not? It only makes perfect sense.
How does it make "perfect" sense? Why tax yourself, when you can get the tax revenue you need by taxing all the visitors in a tourism-heavy state?
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Property taxes are for local taxing districts, you really believe that by taxing incomes at the state level those local property taxes will go away? Seriously?
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I think Florida should have a state income tax on all income earned by individuals. Sales tax can be reduced or eliminated in exchange for the income tax. Property taxes can be abolished, too. I would say a 5% income tax is reasonable, on all income over $30K, graduating up to 10% on all income over $1 million. The money would go to fund infrastructure projects and public schools. Taxing income just makes a lot more sense than taxing sales and wealth IMO. The more you make ,the more you pay.

I think having a state income tax would also be a great way to slow down the insane amount of people from moving here and destroying the land and building tons of new houses and apartments. It would help stabilize the population growth and strengthen schools. I would love to see FL public schools overall be at the same prestige and quality as the northeastern states, which trounce FL public schools.

I moved down to Florida from Connecticut three years ago and think Florida can learn a thing or two from northeastern state policies and taxation. Florida can get away with having an income tax because so many people don't care and just want to move here for the beaches and climate.

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I agree. However Florida doesn't seem to evolve with the times. You can't depend on sales tax and toll roads, to keep a state this populated funded properly. Until if ever it's Politics change it will never happen.

You did hit the nail on the head. People don't seem to care. In fact I can't quite figure out , exactly what do people in Florida care about A more complacent place I have yet to see.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Property taxes are for local taxing districts, you really believe that by taxing incomes at the state level those local property taxes will go away? Seriously?
Property tax is a wealth tax. For the vast majority of homeowners, their home is the majority of their wealth. So the majority of their wealth is taxed. However, a billionaire gets away without paying a wealth tax on their assets other than real property. Totally not fair.
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I agree. However Florida doesn't seem to evolve with the times. You can't depend on sales tax and toll roads, to keep a state this populated funded properly. Until if ever it's Politics change it will never happen.

You did hit the nail on the head. People don't seem to care. In fact I can't quite figure out , exactly what do people in Florida care about A more complacent place I have yet to see.
Thank you. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees it this way. Everyone is so hung up on not having an income tax, but they don't think through everything. It's all about me me me and avoiding taxes. Disgusting.
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