Hurricanes and the Local Sales Tax Base: Evidence from the 2004 Florida Disasters

Posted: 30 Apr 2006

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Richard Harper

University of West Florida - Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development

Richard R. Hawkins

University of West Florida - Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development

Abstract

The authors look at the effect of Florida's 2004 hurricanes on the local sales tax base. There is typically an increase in sales tax revenue after a storm. However, the most severe storms may fail to quickly bring a double-digit increase in sales tax revenue.

Suggested Citation

Harper, Richard and Hawkins, Richard R., Hurricanes and the Local Sales Tax Base: Evidence from the 2004 Florida Disasters. State Tax Notes, Vol. 40, No. 5, May 1, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=899543

Richard Harper (Contact Author)

University of West Florida - Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development ( email )

Pensacola, FL 32514
United States

Richard R. Hawkins

University of West Florida - Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development ( email )

Pensacola, FL 32514
United States
(850) 474-2661 (Phone)

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