A lawmaker from the city that hosts Art Basel Miami Beach says a tax break on art work would help stimulate the economy statewide.
State representative David Richardson of Miami Beach just filed a bill that would exempt works of art from the state's sales tax.
To qualify, the artwork would have to be original, as well as signed and sold by the artists. It would have to cost at least $1,000.
Richardson says said the measure is important because artwork in Florida is under a double-taxation: