Florida Senate - 2017 CS for SB 330 By the Committee on Community Affairs; and Senator Steube 578-02730-17 2017330c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to local business taxes; creating s. 3 205.055, F.S.; providing an exemption from the 4 business tax, subject to certain conditions, to 5 specified veterans, spouses of veterans and active 6 servicemembers, and low-income individuals; repealing 7 s. 205.171, F.S., relating to exemptions allowed 8 disabled veterans of any war or their unremarried 9 spouses; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Section 205.055, Florida Statutes, is created to 14 read: 15 205.055 Exemptions; veterans, certain spouses, and low 16 income individuals.—On or after July 1, 2016, a veteran or the 17 surviving spouse of a veteran of the United States Armed Forces; 18 the spouse of an active military servicemember who has relocated 19 to the county or municipality pursuant to a permanent change of 20 station order; an individual who is receiving public assistance, 21 as that term is defined in s. 409.2554; or an individual whose 22 household income is less than 130 percent of the federal poverty 23 level based on the current year’s federal poverty guidelines is 24 entitled to an exemption from the business tax and any fees 25 imposed under this chapter, if such individual completes and 26 signs, under penalty of perjury, a Request for Fee Exemption to 27 be furnished by the local governing authority and provides 28 written documentation in support of his or her request. 29 Section 2. Section 205.171, Florida Statutes, is repealed. 30 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.