Posted by AL 92 on .
I have two questions relating to taxes in 2 U.S. states.
1) Why is there no sales tax in Florida?
2) In Pennsylvania, why are these goods (ex. food, clothing, shoes) charge no tax?
Re Florida: http://www.stateofflorida.com/Portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=29
Re Pennsylvania: http://www.revenue.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/revenue_home/10648
Click on the bottom link. They don't say why; they just say what is exempted. Many states exempt food, medicines, and other items for different reasons.