Ice cream cones and certain candy bars would be exempt from taxation under a new recommendation aimed at taxing Internet and mail order sales.
The Taxation and Budget Reform Commission recommended today that
the Legislature take that step by revising Florida's tax code to
include the definitions set by a group of states with the same
It would include adopting uniform national definitions for
various taxable and exempt items, including candy and frozen foods.
By some estimates the state loses more than 2 billion dollars a
year in sales tax on goods sold in Florida by out-of-state sellers.
All states, though, are in the same situation. The U.S. Supreme
Court has ruled businesses can't be required to comply with tax
codes of more than 7,000 state and local governments across the
The commission also sent the Legislature a recommendation to
expand faith-based prisons.