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Blog Posts in 2017

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2017 New FL Sales Tax Exemption for New Construction

As of July 1, 2017, Florida has a sales and use tax emption for the purchase of building materials, pest control services, and the rental of tangible personal property used in new construction in ...
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Florida Homestead Exemption: A family (unit) affair

Florida Homestead Exemption: A family (unit) affair I. A Contextual Background In 1968, the Florida constitution was amended. At that time, the words “family unit,” were added in a Section ...
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MULTI-STATE TAX AMNESTY FOR AMAZON FBA SELLERS!!!!!

ACT NOW! MULTI-STATE TAX AMNESTY FOR AMAZON FBA If you sell goods or services using Fulfillment by Amazon, a.k.a. Amazon FBA, then you have probably been losing sleep at night worrying about whether ...
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Florida Doc Stamp Taxes on Short Sales - TAA 08B4-006

The housing market collapse hit millions of Americans very hard. Struggling to make ends meet, and underwater on their homes, many homeowners were forced to give up their family homes in an effort to ...
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SALES TAX NEXUS - FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON FBA

SALES TAX NEXUS – FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON FBA You just decided to open your business on Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon (“FBA”) service. Congratulations! This step is huge for ...
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FLORIDA SALES TAX: GYM MEMBERSHIPS

Florida gyms carry the weight of collecting and remitting Florida Sales Tax. Is your gym in good shape with Department of Revenue? Health clubs make up an industry with an estimated $81 billion in ...
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Municipal Golf Course - New Sales Tax Exemption

Purchases by Municipal Golf Courses Exempt Generally, sales made to the government, in its variety of forms, are exempt when the government pays the bill directly. However, in situations where the ...
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Florida Sales Tax Back To School Holiday - Aug 4-6th

Two New Tax Holidays for 2017 When I heard there were two new holidays passed by the legislature, I was hoping the state had finally legitimized “Lawyer Appreciation Day,” day off ...
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NEW FL SALE TAX EXEMPTION - DATA CENTERS

As of July 1 st, 2017, Florida has a new sales and use tax exemption: data centers. This move by the Florida legislature is interesting in a time when many states are attempting to expand exemptions ...
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Cleaning Services Are Taxable In Florida

It happens more often then I’d like. Despite a long day at the office, a last minute phone call or email has kept me at work until my car is the only one I see in the parking lot when I leave. ...
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Florida FINALLY Reduces the Sales Tax on Commercial Rent

Effective January 1, 2018, Florida has (finally) reduced the sales tax rate on commercial rent. Because Florida is the only state in the country that has a sales tax on commercial rent, many people ...
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TALLAHASSEE: ONLY $2,500 SALES TAX = ARRESTED ON 12 COUNTS FOR FAILURE TO REMIT-FILE-PAY

TALLAHASSEE: ONLY $2,500 SALES TAX = ARRESTED ON 12 COUNTS FOR FAILURE TO REMIT-FILE-PAY For business owners and managers, keeping up with filing and paying sales tax is one of those business ...
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FL SALES TAX NEXUS: FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON (FBA)

Imagine owning an online business. The business has inventory in several states via Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon (“FBA”) services. This inventory is stored in warehouses across the ...
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FL Auto Dealers: DOR Cherry-Picks Statutes to Over-Assess Auto Dealers

When an audit is initiated against a car dealer, it can send owners scrambling for records of all kinds. From bad debts to out-of-state sales, there are countless documents from the three-year period ...
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Debtor's Prisons and Double Jeopardy in State Tax Prosecutions

Debtor’s Prisons and Double Jeopardy in State Tax Prosecutions: The Department of Revenue Has A New Trick Up Its Sleeve. The term debtor’s prison tends to conjure up images straight out of ...
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Tax Assessment Unenforceable Under Florida Law?

WHEN A TAX ASSESSMENT IS UNENFORCEABLE UNDER FLORIDA LAW BY JAMES F.McAULEY [1] Florida law has a specific definition for the term “rule”. In the context of administrative law and state ...
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SALES TAX ON AIRCRAFT LEASING IN FLORIDA

The general rule is aircraft are considered to be tangible personal property, which are subject to tax when purchased or used in Florida. See ss. 212.02(19), 212.05, and 212.06, Florida Statutes ...
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FL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION RISKED RENTING ON AIRBNB

Florida County Property Appraisers take hard line on the rental of property through the popular Airbnb service. It is a longstanding tradition for technology and law to be at odds. Technology moves at ...
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FL DOR WAITS 10 YRS TO SAY DROP SHIPMENTS NOT TAXABLE

After nearly 10 years in limbo, the Florida Department of Revenue (“Department”) issued a Final Order resolving a taxpayer’s litigated tax liability issuing a final order in March ...
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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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