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Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether Hillsborough County Aviation Authority properties should be tax-exempt

The properties were leased to private businesses for such things as fixed-base operations, aircraft maintenance and repair and fueling.
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Pinellas Commissioner Charlie Justice wants more details on Rays funding proposal

Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice wants to see more details about the proposed tax subsidies for a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark before he commits to voting for it, he said Tuesday on WMNF WaveMakers...
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The Scoop: Wed., September 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Rays stadium The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they are staying in St. Petersburg. Yesterday the team laid out plans for a new stadium at the site of Tropicana Field. However, taxpayers are wondering...
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Clearwater Republican State Representative Ed Hooper proposes a yearly tax on electric vehicle owners in Florida

Under Ed Hooper's bill, Florida electric vehicle owners would pay a registration fee aimed at helping make up for lost gas-tax dollars.
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The Scoop: Tues., September 12, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Hurricane Ian’s impact A new report shows the disproportionate impact Hurricane Ian had on Florida’s rural agricultural areas.   Idalia insurance claims Estimated insured losses from Hurricane Idalia topped $156 million Sunday based on 17,472...
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Florida tax projections get a $2.77 billion bump

Economists added $2.77 billion to Florida’s general-revenue tax projections for the current fiscal year and next fiscal year.
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The Scoop: Tues., August 8, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Wakulla Springs hearing flooded with residents Wakulla Commissioners are pushing back a rezoning hearing to decide the fate of a controversial gas station project near Wakulla Springs to be heard. Public comment concerning the threat...

Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office announces new changes after uncovering appointment fraud

Listen: After an internal investigation revealing appointment fraud, WMNF’s Chris Young reports that the Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office is announcing changes to its appointment scheduling system. Hillsborough County Tax Collector Nancy Millan noticed an...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., August 4, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Wakulla Springs faces possible development Locals are trying to protect Wakulla Springs ahead of a meeting that could jeopardize its future. Environmental advocates and Wakulla County residents are protesting proposed changes that may threaten a...
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Renting out a room in your home? You may lose full homestead exemption

Listen:   With Florida’s rising cost of living, many might think about renting out a portion of their home. If you do, you cannot claim a full homestead exemption. Homestead exemption lets you receive up...
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A new bill is being proposed in Florida to reduce taxes on affordable housing

A new bill (SB 220 and HB 229)is being proposed that would reduce taxes on affordable housing units in Florida.
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Free federal income tax preparation for Sarasota County

If you live in Sarasota County, you can have your tax returns prepared for free by the United Way of South Sarasota County’s VITA program.

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