Why Florida?

TAX BREAKS

1 No taxes on personal income, military pensions, inheritance, gifts, or intangible property.
2 Every Florida resident receives $25,000 homestead property tax exemption.

Additional $5,000 homestead exemption for veterans with 10% or greater disability.

No property tax on homestead property for veterans with service connected permanent, total disability.

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Source:  Florida Department of Revenue


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1st for aviation/aerospace manufacturing workforce.

2nd for space and defense systems manufacturing, aerospace and products and parts manufacturing, and manufacturing and logistics infrastructure.

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3rd for high-tech establishments and pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing businesses.

5th for highest number of logistics & distribution jobs.

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STRONG ECONOMY

3 Florida ranks #2 for “best state for business” and is a leader in high growth sectors such as aerospace, manufacturing, logistics, research and development, and technology.
4 Two thousand aerospace and aviation companies innovate and manufacture in Florida. They employ 87,000 employees with a total payroll of $5.5 billion, paying an average wage of $63,303.
5 Florida’s high-tech economy includes more than 750,000 defense-related jobs.

Source:  Enterprise Florida


VALUABLE EDUCATION

6 In-state tuition rate to all veterans, spouses and dependents of veterans using the GI Bill.
7 Florida waives undergraduate tuition for colleges, universities and technical schools for recipients of the Purple Heart or combat decorations in superior precedence.
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Source:  Florida Department of Veteran Affairs


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ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

8 Five of Florida’s beaches rank on Forbes’ Top 10 Beaches in America.
9 Discounted Passes to Florida State Parks:
– Honorably discharged veterans receive a 25% discount.
– Service-connected disabled veterans and surviving families are free!
10 Veterans are eligible for concealed weapons licenses without completing any additional training.

Source:  Forbes Florida State Parks Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


VETERANS LOVE FLORIDA

11 Florida has the third largest population of Veterans in the nation with over 1.5 million Veterans, and is home to 20 military installations, which include USCENTCOM,USSOCOM, and USSOUTHCOM.

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Source:  United States Department of Veterans Affairs