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

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    • FL Sales Tax Audit: Gas Station Convenience Store

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    • FL TARGETS FLORISTS FOR SALES TAX AUDITS

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    • FLORIDA SALES TAX BRACKET SYSTEM

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    • Restaurant Basics to Avoid Sales and Use Tax Audits

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    • WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE, PART 2

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    • 2019 Hillsborough County Commercial Rent Tax Rate: 8.2%

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    • An Easy Fix to Enterprise Zone Application Denials

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