What is Florida TaxWatch?
Florida TaxWatch is a private, non-profit, non-partisan research institute that over its 25 year history has become widely recognized as the watchdog of citizens hard-earned tax dollars. Our mission is to provide the citizens of Florida and public officials with high quality, independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, public policies and programs and to increase the productivity and accountability of Florida Government.
The mission of Florida TaxWatch is to provide the citizens of Florida with high quality, independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, policies and programs to promote the effective and efficient use of the taxpayers' dollars and to increase the productivity and accountability of Florida government.
Florida TaxWatch's research recommends productivity enhancements and explains the statewide impact of economic and tax and spend policies and practices on citizens and businesses. Florida TaxWatch has worked diligently and effectively to help state government shape responsible fiscal and public policy that add value and benefit taxpayers.
As the only statewide organization devoted entirely to Florida taxing and spending issues, Florida TaxWatch is ever present to ensure that taxes are equitable, not excessive, that their public benefits and costs are weighed, and that government agencies are more responsive and productive in the use of your hard-earned tax dollars.
Who is Florida TaxWatch?
Homeowners, small businesses, large corporations, philanthropic foundations, professionals, associations, labor organizations, retirees--simply stated, the taxpayers of Florida. The officers, Board of Trustees and members of Florida TaxWatch are respected leaders and citizens from across Florida, committed to improving the health and prosperity of Florida.
Supported by voluntary, tax-deductible memberships and grants, Florida TaxWatch is open to any organization or individual interested in helping to make Florida competitive, healthy and economically prosperous by supporting a credible research effort that promotes constructive taxpayer improvements. Members, through their loyal support, help Florida TaxWatch to bring about a more effective, responsive government that is accountable to the citizens it serves.
What has Florida TaxWatch done for the taxpayers of Florida?
Since 1979, policy makers and government employees have implemented three-fourths of Florida TaxWatchs cost-saving recommendations, saving the taxpayers of Florida more than $6.2 billion--approximately $1,067 in added value for every Florida family.
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