Florida may see eyewear tax

(AP) - Buy a pair of prescription glasses or contacts in Florida, and there's no tax, but lawmakers are taking a closer look at that tax exemption and others.

Lobbyists for ophthalmologist and optometrists stood in front of the House Finance and Tax Council on Thursday, telling lawmakers they shouldn't tax the 30 percent or more of Floridians who wear glasses.

One estimate says the state could get more than $45 million a year by taxing contacts and glasses - a sum lobbyists disputed.

It was unclear whether the committee would be sympathetic to keeping the exemption, but six of the 15 members were wearing glasses at the meeting.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 40780457 - wtvy.com/a?a=40780457
Gray Television, Inc.