Florida Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption, Amendment 10 (2012)
|Referred by:||Florida State Legislature|
Amendment 10, also known as the Florida Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption Amendment, was on the November 6, 2012, state ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. If enacted this amendment would have provided an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by local governments on tangible personal property that's value is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. The measure was sponsored by state Representative Eric Eisnaugle.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
|Florida Amendment 10|
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Text of measure
The official ballot text read as follows:
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION.—Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1) Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owner's tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls. (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by general law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment.
According to the Collins Center for Public Policy, supporters argued that the amendment will give tax relief to small businesses and help grow the economy. They added that it provides a way for local governments to offer further reductions in the business tax.
According to the Collins Center for Public Policy, opponents alleged that the measure is a manifestation of an ineffective trickle-down economic theory. They argued that it will drastically reduce the tax base local governments depend on to provide provide basic services.
Path to the ballot
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