Senate Bill 1382 would have stacked the deck against Main Street businesses
NFIB State Executive Director Bill Herrle released the following statement today in response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to veto Senate Bill 1382, legislation that would have made it much harder for small businesses to defend themselves if they are audited by the Department of Revenue:
“On behalf of our small business members, I want to thank Governor DeSantis for rejecting this ill-conceived and heavy-handed legislation.
“Senate Bill 1382 would have stacked the deck against Main Street businesses by penalizing them if they tried to present additional evidence to a judge supporting their claims that the state’s tax estimate is incorrect. If you made an honest mistake and overlooked one single document, the state would have automatically assumed you were trying to cheat the system and punished you by making you pay more.
“Our members are thankful that Governor DeSantis saw SB1382 as a patently unfair and intentionally unfair measure that would have had a tremendous negative impact on Florida’s job creators.”