Florida among most tax-friendly states

Florida ranks as the third-most tax-friendly state in the country. Kiplinger puts the state and local sales tax at nearly seven percent, which sits about average compared to other states. Florida has no state income tax, and property taxes here sit below the national average. Food, prescriptions, and nonprescription drugs have tax exemptions.

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Heavy rains on their way to Florida

Florida has started bracing for heavy rain and flooding this week. A storm in the gulf keeps working its way up to a tropical depression, and it may bring a lot of rain to the state. The National Hurricane Center says the southern half of the state may receive six inches of rain by Wednesday. […]

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