CALL TO ACTION
TO: FICPA Members
FROM: Kathryn B. Anderson, CAE, CEO-Executive Director
DATE: February 21, 2008
RE: Call to Action – Opposition to Services Tax
Thanks to everyone who responded to our Feb. 5, 2008 call to action. After a heated debate, CP0002 was temporarily postponed until Feb. 25, 2008 without a vote.
REQUEST FOR ACTION
The F&TC is holding a vote on CP0002 on Feb. 25, 2008, and we need you to voice your concerns to the members of the F&TC and ask them to vote NO on CP0002. Please use the following talking points to personalize your message to the commissioners in opposition to this bad proposal.
CP0002: Sponsored by John McKay and co-sponsored by Darryl Rouson and Les Miller, this proposed constitutional amendment directs the Legislature to replace the required local effort (RLE), about $8 billion, by repealing sales tax exemptions and exclusions. If it passes the F&TC, its next stop is the full Commission.
Please comment on the fact that a services tax would have a negative impact on your business. You also should indicate that you do not oppose a review of sales tax exemptions if it is NOT mandatory, does NOT include a sunset of exemptions and is NOT in the Florida Constitution.
Please contact the members below with your “VOTE NO” message at the e-mail address provided before noon on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 . Note: We do not have the personal e-mail addresses for some of the commissioners. Therefore, you can go to the link provided and click on the mail symbol at the end of their bio and complete your e-mail in the space provided. If you would prefer to fax or call the Commission to voice your opposition, you can fax the TBRC at (850) 921-0492 or call the TBRC at (850) 921-8905.
We need to keep track of which commissioners have been contacted, so please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know who you have contacted and how. We appreciate your help in defeating this bad proposal.
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