Advertising Requirements for Vacation Rentals
Support legislation that will create a level playing field for the entire lodging industry by requiring vacation rental properties to register to collect sales taxes and disclose their Florida sales tax number in all advertising. This effort will collect more sales tax for Florida and educate owners of rental properties who report that when they create online listings they assume that the online listing company takes care of all tax and licensing requirements.
Stop Expansion of Uses of Tourist Development Taxes
Oppose legislation which would expand the use of Tourist Development Taxes. The FADMO is against the expansion of the legal uses of Tourist Development Taxes for purposes other than tourism marketing. The FADMO supports preserving the current uses of Tourist Development Taxes and opposes any expansion of those uses outside of tourism marketing activities.
Funding for Visit Florida
Public funding for VISIT FLORIDA so that Florida’s tourism industry can produce jobs, sales tax revenue, fuel taxes and economic growth into our state economy. FADMO supports funding VISIT FLORIDA to enable it to accomplish the organization’s strategic plan endorsed by the tourism industry.
Florida’s springs have been an important attraction for many years, back to the 1600s. A Spanish priest wrote in his journal that he baptized 100 boys and girls in Ichetucknee Springs in 1612.” Now, visitors from all over the world come to experience Florida’s beautiful, pure springs. However, we are in danger of losing our springs unless we take action to protect them.