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  • Levy County FL - Tourtist Development Tax Rate Increased to 4%
    Levy County FL - Tourtist Development Tax Rate Increased to 4%

    The government finds ways to tax things multiple ways. Florida is no different. On the rental or lease of accommodations (e.g., hotels, motels, RV parks, etc.) for a term of six months or less, sales ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS

    Florida sales and use tax laws are very confusing, especially in the construction industry. To make matters even more confusing, the industry is filled with people that “think” they know the right way ...

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  • FL Sales Tax Audit: Gas Station Convenience Store
    FL Sales Tax Audit: Gas Station Convenience Store

    Throughout my time both with the Florida Department of Revenue and after, I have seen that gas stations and convenience stores are a common target of Florida sales tax audits. As we are rapidly ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: HVAC CONTRACTORS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: HVAC CONTRACTORS

    Florida sales and use tax laws are very confusing, especially in the construction industry. HVAC companies fall into this category of confusion as well, but the issues are a little more clear cut if ...

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  • Florida Exempts Items Donated to 501(c)(3) From Sales and Use Tax
    Florida Exempts Items Donated to 501(c)(3) From Sales and Use Tax

    Starting July 1, 2019, Florida changed the law so that taxpayers who purchase items exempt for resale no longer have to remit sales and use tax on those items when they are donated to a 501(c)(3) ...

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  • Pasco County Tourist Development Tax Reported to County: November 1, 2019
    Pasco County Tourist Development Tax Reported to County: November 1, 2019

    Effective November 1, 2019, Pasco County, Florida, will begin administering its local tourist development tax. Taxpayers will be required to report and pay their 4% tourist development taxes from the ...

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