Working Floridians Need Tax Relief! Tell Your Legislator to Support the Working Floridians Tax Rebate (HB 1601/SB 1570)

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Floridians paid lower wages spend significantly more of their income on state and local taxes than those with high income. The state’s "upside-down" tax code also exacerbates racial inequity because Floridians with low income are more likely to be people of color. While often marketed as a “low tax” state, the truth is that Florida’s tax system is the most regressive in the nation — favoring those who make the most, squeezing those who earn the least, and exacerbating income inequality among communities of color.

We can help build more prosperous communities and strengthen future generations by passing HB 1601/SB 1570, legislation that would create a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit, also known as the Working Floridians Tax Rebate (WFTR). A recent study

shows over 2 million Florida households, or one in five households in the Sunshine State, would be eligible for the WFTR, receiving an average annual rebate of $513 per household.

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