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ICYMI: WKMG (Orlando) – Florida to Create Tax Advocate

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
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WKMG (Orlando) – Florida to Create Tax Advocate

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“WKMG: Florida to offer income tax guidance”

News Channel 6

March 13, 2024

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Jimmy Patronis says he’ll designate a federal tax liaison to help taxpayers get results.

CFO Patronis:
Our government should not be in the business of intimidating people. It should be in the business of helping people understand what the laws are and giving them guidance, so we all live within those laws.


Call it motivation with you in mind. Florida’s Chief Financial Officer has the green light from state lawmakers to offer tax guidance to you. Effective July 1st.

CFO Patronis

We’re going to help you get an answer and this is exactly what the tax advocate is intended to do.


CFO Jimmy Patronis tells New 6 Under House Bill 989, Chief Financial Officer, he will be able to appoint a federal tax liaison to answer taxpayer questions, direct taxpayers to the right department, and help resolve problems encountered by taxpayers.

CFO Patronis:

“…once the bill is signed, we’re going to be given the authorization in order to start building out that service to our citizens, which I think they deserve.”



About CFO Jimmy Patronis

Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and X (@FLDFS).

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