Daily Tax Report: State

State of Wayfair: Florida Retailers Seek Level Tax Playing Field

Jan. 21, 2020, 9:24 PM

Florida retailers aren’t backing down from their push to require remote sellers and marketplace providers to collect sales taxes, despite Gov. Ron DeSantis’ opposition to any tinkering with the sales tax code.

Brick-and-mortar retailers, represented by the Florida Retail Federation, will join state Sen. Joe Gruters (R) and state Rep. Chuck Clemons (R) on Wednesday to urge the Florida Legislature to require collections by out-of-state sellers and facilitators such as Amazon Marketplace, eBay Inc., and Etsy Inc. The retail federation hopes to impose duties on e-commerce businesses with sales...

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