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FLORIDA SALES TAX INFORMAL WRITTEN PROTEST

If you are here reading about your right to file a FLORIDA SALES TAX INFORMAL WRITTEN PROTEST, then you have just been through a Florida sales and use tax audit, a mind numbing experience in which a ...
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FLORIDA SALES TAX FOR REMOTE SELLERS

In June 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided South Dakota v. Wayfair. The Court tossed aside the old requirement a business had to be physically located in a state before the state could ...
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Florida Sales Tax Audits - Common Industries Targeted

Business owners should be aware that the Florida Department of Revenue is getting very aggressive in their approach to sales and use tax audits as well as reemployment tax audits. By using a wide ...
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FL Sales Tax Audit: By Tax Lawyer and Former Auditor

Au·dit : /ˈôdət/ A word designed to strike fear into the heart of business owners. It is a taxable privilege to sell items of tangible personal property in Florida [1] . This privilege is ...
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FLORIDA SALES TAX – COUPONS v. DISCOUNTS

For consumers, the difference between a coupon or a discount does not make much of a difference most of the time. As far as a consumer is concerned, both reduce the amount paid for an item or a ...
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FL Sales Tax vs Restaurant Management Agreements

Florida imposes sales tax on commercial rent. But did you know that the Florida Department of Revenue often takes the position that certain management agreements are commercial rentals subject to ...
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FL Property Tax Exemption for Nontraditional Schools

Florida provides a property tax exemption for properties used for educational purposes. While state schools and universities would seem to fall very clearly under this category, they only represent a ...
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FL TARGETS FLORISTS FOR SALES TAX AUDITS

The Florida Department of Revenue has been focused on auditing florists for sales and use tax audits. I remember being told at an early age that sending flowers says “I love you” to the ...
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FL Property Tax Appraiser vs Marijuana Treatment Centers

Property Appraisers Will Face Difficult Times Appraising Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Property for Ad Valorem Tax Purposes The cannabis industry laws are extremely volatile. This is mainly a ...
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Florida Sales Tax – Hope Scholarship Credit

The Hope Scholarship provides bullied or physically assaulted students with a scholarship to another school. However, car dealers are in for a significant amount of additional rules and regulations ...
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Florida Reemployment Tax Audits – The DOR Is Trying to Raise Your Tax Rate

If you have received a Reemployment Tax (RT) audit notice from the Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR), then you probably thought this would be a somewhat limited audit involving employment records. ...
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Restaurant Basics to Avoid Sales and Use Tax Audits

As there are so many moving parts to running a business, especially a restaurant, proper sales tax collection is oftentimes overlooked. When restaurant owners call us and tell us they need help with ...
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Disney Victorious in Property Tax Debate

DISNEY EMERGES THE VICTOR IN PROPERTY TAX DEBATE, A WIN FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY APPRAISALS Property taxes represent one of the biggest areas of exposure for commercial property owners. Changing laws, ...
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POST-WAYFAIR - CAN YOU AFFORD TO WAIT TO REGISTER?

After the Wayfair decision, there is a lot of uncertainty out there. Every state with a sales tax that doesn’t already have an economic nexus statute on the books is scrambling to create one. ...
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JACKSONVILLE CONVENIENCE STORES GET SALES TAX AUDITS

If you are a convenience store owner, then you are most likely aware that the Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) has been auditing your industry aggressively the last six or seven years. ...
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FL SALES TAX: $5,000 SURTAX CAP ON BULK SALES

For retailers in Florida, keeping up with sales tax laws and exemptions can be a daunting task. Retailers are liable to the Department of Revenue for under collecting tax and retailers can be sued by ...
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Sales Tax Refund for Florida Citrus Growers

Florida citrus growers just ended the worst season in years, as a result of the greening disease and hurricane Irma. Greening disease causes trees to become stunted and produce green fruit that is too ...
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FL Medical Marijuana Update - FL Supreme Court Wont Hear Smokable Medical Marijuana Case, Yet

The topic of marijuana has been a hot debate in recent years and also a front seat driver for political campaigns on both the federal and state level. As the race for Florida Governor is now in full ...
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FL SALES TAX FORGIVENESS POST-WAYFAIR: AMAZON FBA SELLERS

After the SD v Wayfair decision on June 21, 2018, internet retailers using Amazon, Ebay, and other online marketplaces should be having trouble sleeping. Not only has the world turned upside down with ...
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FLORIDA SALES TAX AND DROP SHIPMENTS

Drop shipments are great ways for sellers to take advantage of avoiding the costs of inventory storage when selling to customers. For a drop shipment to occur, normally an individual buys from a ...
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FLORIDA SALES TAX ATTORNEY

Are you looking for a Florida Sales Tax Attorney ? Are you having problems with the Florida Department of Revenue over sales and use tax matters? If so, then you want a law firm who is not only ...
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FL Condo Taxes: No Taxes On Land Leased From County

A group of Taxpayers has triumphed over Escambia County regarding tax on the land underlying their condo building. The condominium residents of the Beach Club Towers in Escambia County, Florida, ...
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South Dakota v Wayfair Prediction - At least 5 Justices for Wayfair

Below please find a link to a breakdown of each comment made by the justices in the SD v Wayfair case along with a prediction of whether that comment swayed for SD or Wayfair. The totality of the ...
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Scholarship Donations in Lieu of FL Sales Tax on Rent?

Does your business make donations to help fund scholarships? Does your business also pay sales tax on commercial rent? As of October 1, 2018, Florida businesses can apply to reduce the sales tax on ...
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Florida Sales Tax - Voluntary Disclosure Program

The purpose of this article is to discuss one of the most beneficial areas of Florida sales tax law – The Florida Voluntary Disclosure Program. Florida’s sales tax laws are endlessly ...
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