Should Florida Give Tax Breaks to Homeowners Who Install Solar?

03/28/14 Robert Lorei
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Tags: solar energy, Florida, intangibles tax

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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. My guest is part of a coalition which says: "Florida’s solar energy industry and clean energy advocates are calling on state Representative Ritch Workman to stop blocking consideration of a resolution that would allow voters to decide whether or not to remove punitive taxes on solar energy systems. The solar industry supports letting the voters decide on the exemption of solar energy systems from the punitive tangible personal property tax. Removing this burdensome tax will unlock Florida’s rooftop solar potential by enabling consumers to leverage third party leasing of solar systems. Third party ownership financing has been key to the U.S. solar boom, yet remains an untapped opportunity in Florida due to this unique tax." My guest is Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. (FMI)[www.cleanenergy.org]

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