Fla. Senate Committee Backs Bill To Cut Cellphone Tax

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 4:24 PM EST) -- Florida lawmakers on Tuesday took the first steps toward passing legislation that would reduce by 2 percent the state's tax on home satellite services, cellphones and other cellular services, a move the bill's primary sponsor says will save consumers hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

The Florida Senate Committee on Communications, Energy and Public Utilities voted 8-0 in support of advancing the bill, which would reduce the state's communication services tax from 6.65 percent to 4.65 percent and the tax on direct-to-home satellite from 10.8 percent...
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