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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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FL DBPR ABT DECLARES BLUNT WRAPS NOT TAXABLE!!!

FLORIDA TOBACCO WHOLESALER UPDATE – DBPR DECLARES WRAPS NOT TAXBALE Following the Brandy’s decision on April 6, 2016, the taxing agency, Department of Business & Professional ...
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FL LITIGATION UPDATE - BLUNT WRAPS NOT TAXABLE IN FLORIDA

It would be an understatement to say our firm has been involved with Florida’s wholesale tobacco tax for several years. Since Micjo in 2012, the Florida wholesale tobacco tax area has 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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FL Tax Audits - Taxpayer Bill of Rights Protects No Rights

FL Tax Audits – Taxpayer Bill of Rights Protects No Rights I have seen a lot of information and discussions about the IRS mistreating taxpayers. Being in Florida, this made me think of ...
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Florida ABT Pushes to Amend Florida Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law

Florida ABT Pushes to Amend Florida Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law Taxpayers throughout the state of Florida have been in a never ending battle with Department of Business and Professional Regulation, ...
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FLORIDA DBPR ABT LOSES BLUNT WRAPS TAXABILITY CASE

Over the past few years, we have been writing updates dealing with tax issues in connection with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and ...
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WHERE IS MY 2015 FL SALES TAX RESALE CERTIFICATE?

For many business owners in Florida, their annual Florida resale certificate is a key component to a profitable business. If the business had to pay sales tax when buying inventory, then the ...
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2014 FICPA DOR LIAISON MEETING SUMMARY

2014 FICPA DOR LIAISON MEETING For more than 30 years, the FICPA and the Florida Department of Revenue have meet once a year to discuss that state of affairs between our state's taxing authority ...
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FL DOR CONTINUES C-STORE ONSLAUGHT FOR FLORIDA SALES TAX

FL DOR CONTINUES C-STORE ONSLAUGHT FOR FLORIDA SALES TAX Since 2011, our firm has been writing and warning any business that sells beer, liquor, and/or cigarettes, that the Florida sales and use tax ...
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FL DOR Denying Your Sales Tax Registration?

FL DOR Denying Your Sales Tax Registration? As a Florida sales and use tax attorney, it never ceases to amaze me the number of shocking stories I hear on a regular basis. Some stories are brought on ...
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FL TOBACCO DISTRIBUTOR UPDATE - ANOTHER REFUND OPPORTUNITY

FL TOBACCO DISTRIBUTOR UPDATE – ANOTHER REFUND OPPORTUNITY Just over two years ago, the well-known Micjo decision came down from the 2 nd District Court of Appeal. In Micjo, the court ruled that ...
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FL WHOLESALE TOBACCO TAX UPDATE - MIAMI HOOKAH SUES FL DBPR

FL BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO TAXES UPDATE – MIAMI HOOKAH JUMPS ON BANDWAGON On February 1, 2012, a case named Micjo was decided that would change the alcohol and beverage tax world in Florida ...
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FL DOR DISCLOSES CONFIDENTIAL TAXPAYER INFO?

FL DOR DISCLOSES CONFIDENTIAL TAXPAYER INFO? Our comrades in Tallahassee never cease to amaze. Apparently if your business gets behind in remitting sales tax, then the collections arm of the Florida ...
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SARASOTA PUB OWNER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

On October 29, 2013, [ name omitted ], owner of O'Connor's Irish Pub Company dba The Irish Pub and Grille on Main, located 1359 Main St., Sarasota, Florida was arrested by the Sarasota County ...
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FL BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO TAXES UPDATE - GET YOUR REFUNDS!

On February 1, 2012, a case was decided that would change the alcohol and beverage tax world in Florida. Many of you in the industry are familiar with the Micjo decision. In Micjo, the taxpayer did ...
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FL DOR REQUIRES TAX PAYMENT TO PROTEST AN ASSESSMENT

Our comrades in Tallahassee have crossed the line yet again. In a newly revised pamphlet given to taxpayers at the end of an audit, the Florida Department of Revenue is demanding taxpayers pay the ...
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CLOSE BUSINESS TO AVOID LARGE FL SALES TAX ASSESSMENT?

CLOSE BUSINESS TO AVOID LARGE FL SALES TAX ASSESSMENT? Are you facing a large Florida sales tax assessment? Are you considering shutting your doors and walking away from your business to avoid the ...
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FLORIDA 2013 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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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 - 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 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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