Florida Senate - 2015                            (NP)    SR 1668
       By Senator Brandes
       22-04633-15                                           20151668__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing April 20, 2015, as “Taxpayer
    3         Independence Day” in Florida and celebrating Florida
    4         as a taxpayer-friendly state.
    6         WHEREAS, Florida is one of seven states without personal
    7  income tax, and
    8         WHEREAS, Florida will recognize April 20, 2015, as Taxpayer
    9  Independence Day, the symbolic date that assumes that every
   10  dollar earned by Floridians between January 1, 2015, and that
   11  date goes to pay federal, state, and local tax obligations, and
   12         WHEREAS, in 2015, it took 110 days for the average Florida
   13  household to pay its taxes, with nearly two-thirds of that tax
   14  burden being federal, and
   15         WHEREAS, although Florida taxes are very low relative to
   16  other states, with 20 states reaching the Taxpayer Independence
   17  Day mark later in the year, the combined federal, state, and
   18  local tax is a significant expense of Florida households, and
   19         WHEREAS, the federal Taxpayer Independence Day occurs 4
   20  days after Florida’s, NOW, THEREFORE,
   22  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   24         That April 20, 2015, is recognized as “Taxpayer
   25  Independence Day” in Florida and that we celebrate Florida as a
   26  taxpayer-friendly state.