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Updated: 06/26/2013 08:00:08AM

Tax favoritism raises questions

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The continuing efforts to attract — or run off — an Amazon distribution center in central Florida have raised two significant tax issues.

At first, Gov. Rick Scott didn’t want Amazon warehouses in Florida because, by his reasoning, this was the road to a sales tax “increase.” That position created consternation in Polk County, and particularly in Winter Haven, which appeared to be a likely site for the Amazon complex and perhaps 3,000 new jobs.

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