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FLORIDA SALES TAX - THEFT OF STATE FUNDS

Florida Sales Tax - Theft of State Funds It is the legislative intent in Florida that it is a taxable privilege to be in the business of selling tangible personal property, or providing certain ...
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FL SALES TAX AUDIT - HOTELS & EXTENDED STAY MOTELS

Are you a hotel owner/operator facing a Florida sales tax audit? Did you try to handle the audit yourself thinking nothing was wrong? Or have you heard enough horror stories about sales tax audits ...
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Citrus County Tourist Development Tax Increased 2% 3-1-17

State sales and use tax, discretionary sales surtax, and local option transient rental taxes are all imposed on rentals or leases of accommodations in hotels, motels, apartments, rooming houses, ...
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FL Taxation of Florists Case Denied Cert by US Sp Ct

FL Taxation of Florists Case Denied Cert by US Sp Ct I remember when one could understand the limits of a state’s ability to subject transactions to sales tax. But that understanding has been ...
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FL 2017 DISCRETIONARY SALES SURTAX RATES

Florida's state 6% sales tax rate is the starting point for businesses and consumers to determine the proper sales tax rate to charge for the sale of tangible personal property in Florida. A ...
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FORT LAUDERDALE CLUB OWNER - SALES TAX FRAUD ARREST

FORT LAUDERDALE CLUB OWNER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX THEFT On November 8, 2016, the Florida Department of Revenue (“FDOR”) announced [name omitted], was arrested by the Broward County ...
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Florida Airplane - Florida Use Tax Considerations

AIRCRAFT USE TAX If an aircraft is purchased outside of Florida, the aircraft will not be subject to Florida sales tax. Instead, the aircraft may be subject to a use tax. A use tax is triggered in ...
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2017 TIP 16A01-24 FL Sales Tax Rates on Cars for Nonresident Purchasers

2017 Florida Sales Tax Car Exemption for Nonresident Purchasers Florida Car Dealers – the publication for 2017 sales tax rates on vehicle sales throughout the United States has arrived! Florida ...
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NURSING HOME SALES TAX REFUND ON ELECTRICITY

NURSING HOME SALES TAX REFUND ON ELECTRICITY When thinking of assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and the like, memories of friends and loved ones living there are brought to mind. ...
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FL SALES TAX CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

THE AFTERSHOCK: THE UNFORSEEN EFFECTS OF A FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION When considering the risks of opening a business, the loss of freedom probably does not make ...
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FL TAXABLE RENTAL VS NONTAXABLE SERVICE

FL TAXABLE RENTAL VS NONTAXABLE SERVICE We have been getting an usually high number of calls from companies that are being audited and assessed Florida sales tax when using equipment to provide a ...
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ARE CLEANING SERVICES TAXABLE IN FLORIDA?

ARE CLEANING SERVICES TAXABLE IN FLORIDA? I get calls several times a month from nervous owners of cleaning companies and suspicious customers of cleaning companies, both asking the same question: Are ...
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WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE, PART 2

FL TAX: WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE, PART TWO. (A MULTISTATE ANALYSIS OF STANDING) Meet Florida taxpayer, Ms. Flora. She inherited a house in Missouri from her late mother, FloraBell. ...
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WILL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE SUBJECT TO FLORIDA SALES TAX?

The groups battling to legalize pot sales in the U.S. had a rather large victory in the 2016 election. Presuming the election results hold, we will have 29 states that permit cannabis use for either ...
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No Florida Sales Tax On Aircraft Purchased By Non-Resident?

FLYING AWAY TAX FREE When an individual comes to Florida to purchase an aircraft, most likely the last thing on his or her mind is sales tax. Sales tax is a very real aspect of an aircraft transaction ...
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Even Walt Disney Wants to Pay Less Property Tax

Every year, millions of people come to Central Florida to experience the magic of the theme parks. Tourist dollars roll in, and an entire industry exists to cater to those who descend on the sunshine ...
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Florida Sales Tax Audit - What to Really Expect - Part 2

Part 2 - Documents, Documents, Documents Florida sale tax auditors love documents. One of the first things presented to the taxpayer during a Florida sales tax audit is a list of documents they wish ...
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Florida Sales Tax Audit: What to Really Expect - Part 1

Part 1 – The Initial Contact The Florida department of revenue has a publication titled “What to expect from a Florida tax audit” (GT-800042 – if you are that interested), that ...
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Florida Homestead Exemption - What is a Family Unit?

2016 Could Bring Big Surprises to Many Homeowners in Florida After the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned in 2013, there was no longer a federal ban on same sex marriage. That decision was left to ...
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Tourists & Taxes: The Effects of Rental on Homestead Property

Florida homestead is a three pronged benefit, which provides Floridians with both tax benefits and creditor protections. Specifically, there is an exemption which reduces taxable value of the property ...
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FL Office of Financial Regulation - Check Cashers & Money Transmitters Prepare For Examination

If you are a licensed check casher or money transmitter in Florida, then you are subject to chapter 560, Florida Statutes ("F.S."). If you are even aware of that fact, you probably are not ...
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FL TAX: WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE

WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE ANALYSIS OF SPECIAL INJURY TAXPAYER STANDING IN FLORIDA COURTS The Florida Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction to review a case from the Fourth District ...
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Tax Lien Scam! FL Homeowners beware!

The truth is often stranger than fiction. On certain occasions, it can be more devious and harsh. This was the case on recent call to our office, regarding a tax lien on a piece of property. The ...
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CUTTHROAT KITCHEN WINNER, FL RESTAURANTEUR ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

As a state and local tax attorney, to say that celebrity news relating to my field is infrequent would be a gross overstatement. Today is one of those rare occasions where the venn diagram of headline ...
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FLORIDA CPAs - YOUR CLIENT OWES SALES TAX AND THEY WILL BLAME YOU

Whether your client is obsessive about taxes, remits every penny of tax collected, or doesn’t even sell tangible personal property – I guarantee you that your client missed something that ...
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