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FL SALES TAX CLASS ACTION ON PIZZA HUT DELIVERY FEE

Few understand or even bring up sales tax issues when they order pizza. The next time you order pizza, take a look at the receipt and see if the pizza shop charges you for the delivery. Does the ...
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2016 FL SALE TAX RESALE CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW

If your business buys products or materials in Florida to resell, then having a Florida Department of Revenue issued annual resale certificate is an essential part of your business. The resale ...
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FL Sales Tax - Taxable Commercial Storage or Bailment

Though not well known outside this state, Florida is the only state to separately charge sales tax on commercial real estate rent. This means businesses that have commercial property leases will be ...
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FL Sales & Use Tax Audits - The Sunshine State Exempts a Solar Energy System

Despite Florida's rainy and occasionally cloudy summers, the Sunshine State provides residents the opportunity to "go green" with its abundantly available sunshine for alternative energy ...
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CHALLENGING AGENCY STATEMENTS DEFINED AS A RULE

CHALLENGING AGENCY STATEMENTS DEFINED AS A RULE Florida law has a specific definition for the term "rule". In the context of administrative law and state tax rulings, the term is defined as ...
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FL DOR ABUSES CONVENIENCE STORE INDUSTRY

FL DOR ABUSES CONVENIENCE STORE INDUSTRY Around 2009, the major players in the Florida gas station industry approached the Department of Revenue (FL DOR) complaining about the small, single owner ...
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BRANDON FL RESTRAUNT OWNER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

BRANDON RESTAURANT OWNER – FACING 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SALES TAX THEFT On July 23, 2015, [ name omitted ], former owner of BCGB Unit 1, Inc. (doing business as Big City Grill Co.), located at ...
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AIRCRAFT AIRPLANE vs FLORIDA SALES TAX

Airplane/Aircraft vs Florida Sales Tax – The Basics On the surface, Florida sales tax seems like an incredibly dull and simple subject. If someone sells tangible personal property at retail in ...
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FL REEMPLOYMENT TAX AUDT: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR vs EMPLOYEE

Florida Reemployment Tax Audit The Big Question: Employee or Independent Contractor? Many employers classify employees as independent contractors to receive economic and business benefits, one of them ...
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FL DOR RT AUDITS - WAGE RECLASSIFICATION IS COMMING

FL DOR Reemployment Tax Audits – Prepare for Wage Reclassification As you may or may not have noticed, the Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) has increased its reemployment tax (RT) audit ...
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Retail Arbitrage and the Sales Tax Conundrum

Retail Arbitrage and the Sales Tax Conundrum Target's designer collaborations with both Missoni and Lilly Pulitzer resulted in so much online traffic they crashed the Target website upon release. ...
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Burden of Proof-Persuasion: FL Ad Valorem Tax

Understanding the Burden of Proof and Burden of Persuasion Part II: Ad Valorem Tax Our firm previously published a perspective entitled: "Understanding the Burden of Proof and Burden of ...
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FL SALES TAX + MERGER = COMPLICATIONS

CARE FOR A MERGER? THINK ABOUT SALES TAXES 1 ST ! Business owners often elect to consolidate their businesses through some form of a corporate merger. Although there are several essential aspects to ...
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FL Sales Tax - Like Texas, FL's DOAH Getting Flooded

FL Sales Tax – Like Texas, FL's DOAH Getting Flooded This article is a nice follow up to a prior article which talked about the lack of protection from the FL Taxpayer Bill of Rights and the ...
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2015 FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY

2015 FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY AUGUST 7TH TO 16TH Although many Floridians are still enjoying their summer vacation, myself included, the upcoming school year is rapidly approaching and Floridians must ...
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INTERIOR DESIGNERS: FL SALES TAX PLANNING

INTERIOR DESIGNERS: FL SALES TAX PLANNING The sales tax rules in Florida are, in whole, founded on a fairly simple notion—tax is imposed at a rate of 6% on the sale of tangible personal property ...
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Is the FL DOR using the best available information for Sales Tax Audit?

FL Sales & Use Tax Audits – Is the FL DOR using the best available information? If you or your client has gone through an audit, then you have received the Notice of Intent to Make Audit ...
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TAMPA'S HYDE PARK CAFÉ - SALES TAX REVOCATION

TAMPA'S HYDE PARK CAFÉ – SALES TAX REVOCATION Outside the offices of a very few attorneys in Florida, most people do not know that the Florida Department of Revenue has the power to ...
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FL TAX - Online Travel Companies Win at Florida Supreme Court

FL TAX – Online Travel Companies Win at Florida Supreme Court The never-ending national battle between the various counties and the Online Travel Companies (OTC's) over the Tourist ...
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FL Tax - Verizon Business Purchasing Wins in 1st DCA

Way back in 2011, I co-authorized a piece entitled "When is an assessment an assessment" in the Florida CPA Magazine. In that article, we highlighted a potential flaw with Florida sales tax ...
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DIRECTV WINS IN FLA 1ST DCA - DORMANT COMMERCE CLAUSE

DIRECTV WINS IN FLA 1 ST DCA DORMANT COMMERCE CLAUSE Since 2005, DIRECTV has been fighting the state of Florida over a seemingly simple issue. Satellite companies, which are primarily based outside of ...
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FL Sales Tax: Rhinehart Equipment on to the Appellate Courts

Rhinehart Equipment on to the Appellate Courts Just when the Florida Department of Revenue ("Department") thinks they have finally chalked up a sales tax legal victory, Rhinehart Equipment ...
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PLETHORA OF SALES TAX LITIGATION IN FLORIDA

Plethora of Sales Tax Litigation in Florida While many people seem to think that sales tax is merely a percentage of the sales price paid at the checkout counter which can easily be managed by ...
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ORLANDO USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

ORLANDO USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX 2014 appeared to be the Year of the Florida Used Car Dealer, but not in a good way. As of early July 2014, at least a dozen used car dealers had been ...
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BURDEN OF PROOF & PERSUASION IN FL TAX CASES

Understanding the Burden of Proof and the Burden of Persuasion in Tax and Administrative Cases The best place to start to consider evidentiary issues concerning the burden of proof and the burden of ...
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