STATE AD TAX MEASURES APPEAR DEFEATED

Florida, Tennessee Lawmakers Move Away From Proposals

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WASHINGTON (AdAge.com) -- Tennessee and Florida lawmakers this week appeared to have moved away from plans to impose state sales taxes on professional services, including on some advertising areas.

In Tennessee a state senate panel killed a proposal to remove the

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state sales tax exemption on professional services.

In Florida, meanwhile, a state senate tax proposal that was already in trouble lost the support of the state senate majority leader.

A Senate budget panel had voted to impose a sales tax on some areas that would have impacted advertising. The proposed tax would cover radio and TV broadcasting rights and music license fees, public relations services and promotion advertising, according to an analysis by the American Advertising Federation.

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