A Senate Republican on Thursday proposed cutting the state’s communications-services tax, which is collected on such things as telephone and cable-television services.
Sen. Jay Trumbull, R-Panama City, filed a proposal (SB 1432) that would reduce the tax rate from 4.92 percent to 3.48 percent.
Rep. Kevin Steele, R-Dade City, filed an identical House bill (HB 1153) last month.
The proposals also would make changes in local communications-services taxes, including preventing cities and counties from increasing rates before Jan. 1, 2026.
The bills are filed for the legislative session that will start Tuesday. Lawmakers are expected to consider a series of proposed tax cuts during the session.