Fla. Voters To Decide on Military Tax Break

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Military personnel from Florida serving
overseas would get a property tax break on their primary homes if
voters approve a proposed constitutional amendment.

The measure (HJR 833) will be on the 2010 ballot after getting final legislative approval Friday. The vote was unanimous in both the House and Senate.

The tax cuts would be based on how many days soldiers served
overseas in the previous year. An estimated 25,000 Floridians are
now deployed abroad.

The measure would cover Coast Guard, National Guard and reserve
as well as active-duty members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and
Air Force.

The amendment requires 60 percent voter approval to pass.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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