Republican lawmakers declared victory at the end of the legislative session this month, passing auto insurance reform, business tax breaks and funneling $1 billion more into education – all priorities of Gov. Rick Scott.
But left unaddressed were issues that reside in a legal “gray area” where current state statutes fail to spell out a clear remedy. Are Internet sweepstakes cafes legal or illegal? How much should online travel companies pay in taxes? Does the Department of Revenue have the power to collect sales taxes from items purchased over the Internet?
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