main menu page title feature menus content footer
My Florida C F O

CFO's Initiatives

Stay Connected

Follow the
Department of
Financial Services

Sign up for the CFO's
weekly newsletter!

Press Release

News   RSS RSS   Press Office   Archive

CFO Sink on Unemployment Compensation Tax Increases on Florida Businesses


CONTACT: Kyra Jennings or Kevin Cate (850) 413-2842
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink today released the following statement regarding unemployment compensation tax increases for Florida's businesses:
 “It’s imperative that the Legislature and Governor delay implementation of the business tax increase they supported last year. This job-killing tax increase would strangle our businesses, particularly our small businesses, and stifle our chances for economic recovery. Over a million Floridians are unemployed, and raising taxes on small businesses is just flat wrong – especially at a time when job-creation must be our top priority. I pledge to work with Florida’s business community and I urge the Legislature to find commonsense solutions to put more Floridians back to work."