Fla. Gov. Signs Sales Tax Break To Bolster Manufacturing

Law360, Miami (May 17, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a bill eliminating the sales tax on manufacturing equipment, a move the governor hopes will boost the manufacturing sector in the state.

The measure, which was one of the governor's top priorities for the legislative session, repeals the state's 6 percent sales tax for manufacturing equipment for three years, unless the legislature renews it.

“Manufacturers in Florida have been disadvantaged and not on a level playing field because we were one of few states that taxed the...
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