Property Tax Break for Military on Florida Ballot

By: AP
By: AP

Miami, Florida (AP) --

Military personnel serving overseas would get a
property tax break if Amendment 2 on the Nov. 2 ballot passes.

It would create a new homestead exemption for troops serving in
certain conflict areas outside the United States. If it passes, the
Legislature would decide exactly which conflict regions qualify.

Republican state Rep. Mike Horner said he proposed the amendment
after hearing stories of Florida-based soldiers serving in
Afghanistan who were worried about paying property tax bills back
home.

The measure passed the state House and Senate unanimously and
there is no organized opposition. Like all amendments, it must be
approved by 60 percent of the voters to pass.

The price tag is pegged at about $14 million in lost tax
revenue.


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