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Blog Posts in 2012

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BROWARD COUNTY CAR DEALER FACES 15+ YEARS FOR SALES TAX THEFT

On De cember 4, 2012, Biel Semexant, Jr., former owner of Smart Carz, LLC and Auction Access USA was arrested by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office on multiple felony charges concerning theft ...
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FL TAA ALERT- SALES TAX ON RENT - INVERSE PYRAMIDING?

FLORIDA REAL PROPERTY LEASE FOR RE-LEASING - EXEMPT FROM SALES TAX? Arnold Palmer once said, "Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated." The same can be said of sales taxes and a ...
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FL TAX ALERT - LIQUOR STORE OWNERS TARGETED!!!!

LIQUOR STORE OWNERS ARE BEING AUDITED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AT UNPRECIDENTED LEVELS. HERE IS THE REASON WHY… If you own a liquor store (or convenience store) in Florida, then you ...
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FL TAX ALERT - WALTON COUNTY LOCAL SALES TAX RISES TO 1.5%

FL TAX ALERT – WALTON COUNTY LOCAL SALES TAX RISES TO 1.5% While inflation may remain at almost zero for a historically long period of time, at least one county in Florida decided that it can ...
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FL TAA ALERT - RENT FREE MONTHS vs SALES TAX?

DO YOU NEED TO CHARGE SALES TAX DURING THE MONTHS A LANDLORD OFFERS FREE RENT IN FLORIDA? Florida is the only state in the country that has a general tax on the rental of real property. As such, ...
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FLORIDA HISTORICAL SALES TAX RATES

Practitioners & Taxpayers, To be well prepared to examine whether proper sales tax amounts have been paid, it is often necessary to not only review the current sales tax rates, but also the sales ...
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FL TAX ALERT - PREPAID CALLING CARDS RETROACTIVELY SUBJECT TO COMMUNICATION SERVICES TAX

FL DOR ATTEMPTS TO RETROACTIVELY SUBJECT RETAILERS OF PREPAID CALLING CARDS TO THE COMMUNICATION SERVICES TAX Does your company or any of your clients sell pre-paid calling cards? If so, then you ...
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FL TAX ALERT - MOVE PEOPLE? POTENTIAL FUEL TAX REFUND!!!

FL TAX ALERT - MOVE PEOPLE? POTENTIAL FUEL TAX REFUND!! If your company (or your client's company) is involved in moving customers or employees by motor vehicle, then there may be a significant ...
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FL LITIGATION ALERT - RHINEHART EQUIPMENT - SOL, NEXUS, & A TIPSTER

On August 27, 2012, Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins issued a recommended order in the Division of Administrative Hearings ("DOAH") case Rhinehart Equipment Co, vs. Department of ...
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DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HOTELIER FACES 15 YEARS FOR SALES TAX THEFT

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HOTELIER FACES 15 YEARS FOR SALES TAX THEFT On October 2, 2012, Lawrence Wright, former owner of TW Hospitality, LLC was arrested by the Walton County Sheriff's Department on ...
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FL TAX - VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE CAN BE THE PERFECT SOLUTION

Upside Down with Your Florida Sales Tax? Why Not Voluntarily Disclose? During a down economic market, it is all too easy for a business to pay the power bill, employee salaries, rent, etc. and not ...
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FL RESTAURATEUR FACING 30 YEARS FOR SALES TAX THEFT

CLEAWATER FL RESTAURANT OWNER FACES 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR 1ST DEGREE FELONY SALES TAX THEFT On September 5, 2012, [ name omitted ], former owner of The Venue Restaurant, located 2675 Ulmerton Road ...
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FL ARREST ALERT - OCALA USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

OCALA USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED IN SALES TAX THEFT CASE On August 1, 2012, [ name omitted ], owner of JMAX Auto Outlet, Inc. was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff's Office on felony and ...
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FL LITIGATION ALERT - PENALTIES COMPROMISED AFTER FINAL ASSESSMENT

FL tax controversy ALERT – PENALTIES CAN BE COMPROMISED AFTER FINAL ASSESSMENT A Florida Division of Administrative Hearings ("DOAH") case was finalized on August 27, 2012 concerning ...
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FL TAX ALERT - GRAND JURY PROPOSAL TO INVESTIGATE CPA's AS ­­­­­SALES TAX CHEATS

­­FL TAX ALERT – GRAND JURY PROPOSAL TO INVESTIGATE CPA's AS ­­­­­SALES TAX CHEATS Given the multi-billion dollar shortfall of the Florida's budget in 2009, ...
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FL ARREST ALERT - TAMPA JEWELRY STORE MANAGER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX THEFT

TAMPA JEWELRY STORE MANAGER ARRESTED IN SALES TAX THEFT CASE On August 23, 2012, [ name omitted ], former manager of New Horizon Gold & Bead, LLC of Tampa was arrested by the Hillsborough County ...
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MIAMI AUTO REPAIR SHOP OWNER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

On July 19, 2012, [ name omitted ], owner of Leira's Service Station of Miami was hauled in to jail for failing to file six consecutive sales tax returns and refusing to pay taxes due. The Miami ...
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FL TAX ALERT - CONVENIENCE STORE OWNERS TARGETED!!!!

CONVENIENCE STORE OWNERS ARE BEING ASSAULTED BY THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE. HERE IS THE REASON WHY… AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT If you or someone you know owns a convenience store in ...
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FT. MYERS BUSINESS OWNER ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REMIT ONLY $8,000 IN SALES TAX COLLECTED

On July 31, 2012, Munaf M. Rashid was arrested by the Lee County's Sheriff's Department on a 3rd degree felony charge related to a mere $8,000 of collected but unremitted Florida sales tax, ...
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FL DOR'S GREATEST WEAPON - REVOCATION OF DEALER'S SALES TAX CERTIFICATE

One of the Florida Department of Revenue's ("FL DOR") weapons against business owners (and licensed professionals) in Florida is that if you do not agree to pay whatever tax the FL DOR ...
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CRIPPLING PENALTIES UNDER FLORIDA SALES AND USE TAX LAW

People often talk about how complicated government regulation is getting these days and how it makes it very hard for businesses to operate in our great country. One would think that our government ...
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FL TAX LITIGATION ALERT - Online Travel Companies Win In Broward County

EXPEDIA AND ORBITZ DEAL ANOTHER BLOW TO FLORIDA COUNTIES Over the past six months, there has been significant action on the controversy front involving the Online Travel Companies (OTC's) ...
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FLORIDA TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS

FLORIDA TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS FL Form GT-800039, Revised 05/12 Do you know your rights under Florida law? The Department of Revenue is responsible for administering the tax laws of Florida in a fair ...
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FLORIDA NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE - WHAT IS NEXUS FOR FLORIDA TAX?

ANSWERS TO YOUR FLORIDA NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE CONCERNS The days of only major corporations having to deal with tax laws in multiple states has practically vanished in today's world. Even the ...
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FL TAX LITIGATION ALERT - Online Travel Companies Win in Orange County

EXPEDIA AND ORBITZ DEAL ANOTHER BLOW TO FLORIDA COUNTIES In the never-ending national battle between the various counties and the Online Travel Companies (OTC's) over the Tourist Development Tax, ...
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