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Appellate court rules communications services tax unconstitutional

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This morning the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee’s Southwood district ruled that the state’s “communications services tax” — currently undergoing revision in the Legislature’s budget talks — is unconstitutional. Judge L. Clayton Roberts, writing for the majority in a 20-page opinion, ruled that the CST contravenes state law because it unfairly favors cable providers and discriminates against satellite television in Florida, whose operations are largely based outside the state, violating the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause. “A state law…

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