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Scott seeks elimination of sales tax for manufacturing equipment

Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that he wants the removal of the sales tax on manufacturing equipment. Photo by Bill Prescott.

Contending the measure will boost manufacturing jobs, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday he will push for the removal of the sales tax on manufacturing equipment.

“Florida’s current policy puts our state at a competitive disadvantage because most states do not force manufacturers to pay taxes on the purchase of equipment or require them to adhere to regulations for tax exemptions. In order to build up our manufacturing jobs in Florida, we must remove these barriers to investment,” Scott said in a prepared statement.

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