Florida voters passed the non-homestead 10 percent tax cap in 2008. This Constitutional amendment helped to stem the multi-billion-dollar tax shift from homestead to non-homestead properties and guaranteed that property taxes on manufactured home communities would not increase by more than 10 percent a year, unless the property changes ownership and is reassessed. The 10 percent cap on non-homestead properties is set to expire on January 1, 2019.
Amendment 2 will make the 10 percent tax cap permanent. According to Florida Tax Watch, failure to make the non-homestead tax permanent will result in Floridians paying as much as $700 million more in property taxes annually. Manufactured home communities and their residents will pay significantly higher taxes without the passage of Amendment 2. 60 percent of voters need to vote in favor of Amendment 2 for it to pass on November 6.
Florida manufactured home community owners are being requested to take an active role in pushing for the passage of Amendment 2 by educating and motivating their residents, employees, family and friends to vote YES on Amendment 2. FMHA has produced ads that can be resized and posted on bulletin boards in your clubhouse or inserted into your newsletter.
Remember, everybody is for Amendment 2 because Amendment 2 is for everybody!