Possible Ad Tax Fight in Florida Legislature

The advertising community may be facing another ad tax battle in the Florida Legislature.

The legislature convened yesterday for its regular 60-day session and like many states, Florida faces serious budget pressures.  The House Finance and Tax Council will be holding a series of meetings to discuss the possible repeal of a number of current sales tax exemptions.  Last Friday, the Chair of the Council, Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff, released a list of 51 exemptions to be discussed, including the exemption for "certain advertising services."

We are working with member companies and other industry groups to get more information and respond to this threat.  We will keep you informed about further developments.

If you have any information about this matter, please contact Keith Scarborough, Senior Vice President for Government Relations in ANA's Washington, DC office at kscarborough@ana.net or 202-296-1883.