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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Web Retailers

| June 21, 2018

A 5-4 ruling upheld a law that allowed the state to apply its sales tax to major online retailers, even if they had no physical presence in the state.

Florida’s Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Is This Weekend: Here’s A Guide

| August 2, 2017

Florida’s 2017 sales tax holiday on school supplies, clothing, shoes and personal computers and other select accessories is this weekend–starting at a minute after midnight Friday, Aug. 4, through midnight Sunday, Aug. 7.

Florida Lawmakers Consider Dumping Property Tax and More Than Doubling Sales Tax

| October 8, 2015

If the state eliminated all property taxes, committee records indicate the state’s sales tax would have to go from 6 percent to 12.72 percent to cover existing state, local, school and special district expenses.

Yet Another Sales Tax “Holiday” Proposal, For Two Months, This Time for Military Veterans

| October 5, 2015

The military veteran sales tax break would last from Nov. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2016, just in time for the holidays, but competes with other breaks.

Daytona Speedway Seeking $3 Million A Year in Tax Gifts, Jaguars Close Behind

| November 1, 2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars are following closely behind the Daytona Speedway in requests of up to $90 million in sales tax dollars over 30 years, tax revenue that would be subtracted from public needs.

From a New Branch Library to a West Side Fire Station, Flagler Commissioners Weigh Sales Tax-Funded Projects

| May 22, 2014

Most of the $2-million-a-year sales tax revenue the county commission voted in almost two years ago is spoken for–a new jail, a new sheriff’s HQ–but a few million dollars remain spendable. The administration is proposing a long wish list that commissioners will now rank.

Scott Signs Tax Cut Package Rolling Back Car Registration Fees and Offering 2 Tax Holidays

| May 12, 2014

The hurricane sales-tax holiday runs from May 31 through June 8, the back-to-school holiday will run from Aug. 1 through Aug. 3, and vehicle registration fees have been scaled back to pre-2009 levels, among other measures Gov. Rick Scott signed into law.

After Ridiculing County’s Sales Tax Revenue Compromise, Palm Coast Now Wants to Deal

| October 16, 2012

In a turn-around stunning for its audacity, the Palm Coast City Council Tuesday agreed to ask the county commission to revive a compromise the commission had proposed on sharing sales tax revenue–a proposal Palm Coast rejected derisively over the summer.

Snubbing Voters, Lame-Duck County Enacts 20-Year Sales Tax While Slashing Cities’ Shares

| October 1, 2012

Many questions remained unanswered about the use of the money and the size of the proposed jail it’s supposed to pay for as the Flagler County Commission voted 4-1 to enact a sales tax it feared the public would not have approved at the ballot box this November.

Flagler School Board Hails Sales Tax Victory and Revenue But Readies to Lose $2 Million

| August 21, 2012

As Sue Dickinson and Colleen Conklin took their seats after winning a fourth term, the school board learned that its sales tax revenue was up to $4.2 million, thanks to more sales activity in the county. But the district is also losing at least $2 million from the expiration of an unrelated tax by year’s end.

In a Snub to Cities, a Split County Commission Agrees to 15-Year Sales Tax for Jail Expansion

| July 2, 2012

A 3-2 split of Flagler County commissioners agreed to place a continuation of a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot, but substantially increase the county’s share of the revenue at the expense of cities–a move Palm Coast and Flagler Beach oppose, and may jeopardize the levy’s success when voters have their say on Nov. 6.

Another Blow for the County: Palm Coast Rejects Flagler’s Sales Tax “Compromise”

| May 15, 2012

Citing the county’s “Taj Mahal” of an administration building and the city’s future growth needs (and revenue), the Palm Coast council on Tuesday stuck to its refusal to change the way sales tax revenue is split, a blow for county government.

Going Nose to Nose, Palm Coast and The County Remain Split on Half-Cent Sales Tax

| May 14, 2012

Palm Coast wants to keep the split of the half-cent sales tax revenue what it is today. Flagler County wants to change the formula, which would decrease Palm Coast’s share by $500,000. The disagreement is jeopardizing a unified approach on a sales tax referendum both sides say is critical to their revenue needs.

Gap of Dollars and Concerns Splits Flagler County and Palm Coast Over Sales Tax Renewal

| April 3, 2012

The two local governments are far apart over how to split revenue from a sales tax surcharge voters would have to approve this November, causing Palm Coast to think of dumping the sales tax–and the county to panic–as the two head for a joint meeting next week.

In a Blow to the County, Palm Coast Explores Switch from Sales Tax to New Utility Taxes

| March 27, 2012

The Palm Coast City Council is exploring dropping a half-cent sales tax surcharge it’s been levying with the county for 10 years, and adopting instead new utility taxes without need for voter approval or splitting revenue with the county.

School Board Reminds County and Cities of Its Own 1/2 Penny Sales Tax Renewal Ahead

| March 1, 2011

The county is angling for a new half-penny sales tax for economic development. That tax could hurt the school district’s renewal of its own half-penny tax, in effect since 2002.

It’s Raining Taxes, Cont’d: Behind Scenes, County Manager Floats Sales Tax Increase

| September 1, 2010

One proposal would increase the half-cent sales tax by a super-majority vote of the county commission, bypassing voters.

Florida Tax-Free Days: The Fine Print

| July 26, 2010

The tax-free holiday in all its details: what’s tax-free, what’s not, according to Florida’s tax revenue department.

Flagler County’s Half-Cent Sales Taxes for Schools and Infrastructure, 2002 Referendum Results

| June 6, 2010

Results of the 2002 Flagler County and Flagler County Schools half-cent sales tax referendums for school construction and infrastructure.


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