Click to view moreClick to view more
Click to view moreClick to view more
Click to view moreClick to view more

SENATOR HUKILL’S TAXPAYERS’ ADVOCATE BILL PASSES FINAL COMMITTEE

Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 3:45PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2018

 

Contact:

Michael Strynkowski: 407.399.4931

 

 

SENATOR HUKILL’S TAXPAYERS’ ADVOCATE BILL PASSES FINAL COMMITTEE

 

TALLAHASSEE, FL- Senator Dorothy L. Hukill’s (R-Port Orange) bill that provides greater accountability for the State Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate to Florida citizens has passed its final Senate Committee with unanimous support.

 

Senator Hukill’s legislation, SB 826, will grant the State’s Taxpayer Advocate more independence in being able to provide assistance to Floridians who encounter tax related issues. The bill requires the advocate to submit annual reports outlining the issues faced by taxpayers throughout the year. The submission of these reports is designed to enhance program evaluation while providing the taxpayers of Florida more transparency and accountability from the Taxpayer Advocate.

 

The Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate helps taxpayers relieve complaints and problems that are unable to be resolved administratively through the Department of Revenue. Certain issues the Taxpayer Advocate may assist with include, but are not limited to, filing issues, extensions, and mistakes on forms.

 

“The Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate is an extremely important position. If there are tax-related issues that arise, I think it’s helpful to have someone who will be there to provide assistance and support,” said Senator Hukill. “This bill will strengthen the current Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s ability to be a helpful asset to Florida’s taxpayers. Having an advocate that helps citizens navigate through common problems is a benefit to both our taxpayers and our state.”

 

###


Senator Hukill was elected to the Senate in 2012 and represents Senate District 14, which consists of parts of Brevard and Volusia Counties. Prior to the Senate, Hukill served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2004-2012.

 

 

 

Michael J. Strynkowski

Legislative Assistant

Office of Senator Dorothy Hukill

Florida Senate District 14

District 14 Office: 386.304.7630

Tallahassee Office: 850.487.5014

 

 

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Written communications (including e-mail content and addresses) to or from state officials regarding state business constitute public records and are available to the public and media upon request unless the information is subject to a specific statutory exemption. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.


Bookmark & Share



User Comments


Be the first to comment on this post below!


Join Our
Mailing List!
Click to view more
For the latest specials, events and more! Click here to join
Area Map