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Ron DeSantis Proposes More Tax Relief for Floridians


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Tuesday unveiled a 2023 legislative proposal designed to provide further relief to Florida families as they deal with the burden of President Joe Biden’s economy. The proposal includes tax relief in several areas — from certain household items to baby necessities and more.

If approved by the legislature, this proposal would provide $1.1 million in tax relief to Florida families. It includes a permanent tax  exemption on necessities for babies and toddlers — from diapers to clothing — which alone would save Floridians $132.5 million, according to the governor’s office.

Also included in the proposal are permanent tax exemptions for strollers and cribs as well as medical equipment.

The governor also proposes a year-long tax exclusion period for household items below $25. This includes laundry detergent and trash bags. That move alone, according to the governor’s office, would save Floridians an additional $112.3 million. 

“So if you buy $500 worth of stuff, every single thing that’s under $25 is tax-free,” DeSantis explained during Tuesday’s press conference.

“So that could be pretty significant for folks, particularly people…

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