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  • TIP 15A01-02 - FL Tax Exemptions for Pet Food & Veterinarians
    TIP 15A01-02 - FL Tax Exemptions for Pet Food & Veterinarians

    Grocery products for people are generally exempt from sales tax in Florida. The food for our furry friends is not extended the same courtesy. A new TIP released on February 6, 2015 by the Department ...

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  • MELBOURNE USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX FRAUD
    MELBOURNE USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX FRAUD

    MELBOURNE USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX On December 30, 2014, [name omitted] was arrested for sales tax fraud by the Brevard County Sherriff's Department. [Name omitted], a resident of Fort ...

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  • 2014 FICPA DOR LIAISON MEETING SUMMARY
    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 and ...

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  • ORLANDO USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX
    ORLANDO USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

    ORLANDO USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX In June 2013, [ name omitted ], owner of BAS Specialty Cars, Inc. located at 1580 South Ronald Reagan Blvd, Orlando, Florida, was arrested because she ...

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  • FL TAA ALERT - RENT FREE MONTHS vs SALES TAX?
    FL TAA ALERT - RENT FREE MONTHS vs SALES TAX?

    DO YOU NEED TO CHARGE SALES TAX DURING THE MONTHS A LANDLORD OFFERS FREE RENT IN FLORIDA? Florida is the only state in the country that has a general tax on the rental of real property. As such, ...

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  • FL TAX - VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE CAN BE THE PERFECT SOLUTION
    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 TAX ALERT - GRAND JURY PROPOSAL TO INVESTIGATE CPA's AS ­­­­­SALES TAX CHEATS
    FL TAX ALERT - GRAND JURY PROPOSAL TO INVESTIGATE CPA's AS ­­­­­SALES TAX CHEATS

    ­­FL TAX ALERT – GRAND JURY PROPOSAL TO INVESTIGATE CPA's AS ­­­­­SALES TAX CHEATS Given the multi-billion dollar shortfall of the Florida's budget in 2009, an 11 th Judicial Circuit Court Grand Jury ...

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  • MIAMI AUTO REPAIR SHOP OWNER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX
    MIAMI AUTO REPAIR SHOP OWNER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

    On July 19, 2012, [ name omitted ], owner of Leira's Service Station of Miami was hauled in to jail for failing to file six consecutive sales tax returns and refusing to pay taxes due. The Miami ...

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  • FT. MYERS BUSINESS OWNER ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REMIT ONLY $8,000 IN SALES TAX COLLECTED
    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, according ...

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  • FL DOR'S GREATEST WEAPON - REVOCATION OF DEALER'S SALES TAX CERTIFICATE
    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 claims you owe, ...

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  • CRIPPLING PENALTIES UNDER FLORIDA SALES AND USE TAX LAW
    CRIPPLING PENALTIES UNDER FLORIDA SALES AND USE TAX LAW

    People often talk about how complicated government regulation is getting these days and how it makes it very hard for businesses to operate in our great country. One would think that our government ...

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  • FLORIDA NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE -  WHAT IS NEXUS FOR FLORIDA TAX?
    FLORIDA NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE - WHAT IS NEXUS FOR FLORIDA TAX?

    ANSWERS TO YOUR FLORIDA NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE CONCERNS The days of only major corporations having to deal with tax laws in multiple states has practically vanished in today's world. Even the smallest of ...

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  • FL CERTIFIED SALES TAX AUDIT - THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE SOLUTION
    FL CERTIFIED SALES TAX AUDIT - THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE SOLUTION

    WHO DO YOU CALL WITH A SALES TAX QUESTION WHEN YOUR PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM IS ALSO THE STATE SALES TAX AUDITOR? I recently sat down with the CFO of a major, privately held company in Florida to ...

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