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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 Notice of Final Assessment (NOFA) | FL Dept. of Revenue
    Florida Notice of Final Assessment (NOFA) | FL Dept. of Revenue

    The Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) loves to send out mailings to taxpayers. In many cases, the FDOR’s computer system sends out the “good” news automatically when there is an amount that is due. ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX INFORMAL WRITTEN PROTEST
    FLORIDA SALES TAX INFORMAL WRITTEN PROTEST

    If you are here reading about your right to file a FLORIDA SALES TAX INFORMAL WRITTEN PROTEST , then you have just been through a Florida sales and use tax audit, a mind numbing experience in which a ...

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  • Florida Sales Tax Audits - Common Industries Targeted
    Florida Sales Tax Audits - Common Industries Targeted

    Business owners should be aware that the Florida Department of Revenue is getting very aggressive in their approach to sales and use tax audits as well as reemployment tax audits. By using a wide ...

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  • JACKSONVILLE CONVENIENCE STORES GET SALES TAX AUDITS
    JACKSONVILLE CONVENIENCE STORES GET SALES TAX AUDITS

    If you are a convenience store owner, then you are most likely aware that the Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) has been auditing your industry aggressively the last six or seven years. ...

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  • Florida Sales Tax - Voluntary Disclosure Program
    Florida Sales Tax - Voluntary Disclosure Program

    The purpose of this article is to discuss one of the most beneficial areas of Florida sales tax law – The Florida Voluntary Disclosure Program. Florida’s sales tax laws are endlessly complicated. ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX ATTORNEYS and CPAs - Moffa Sutton Donnini
    FLORIDA SALES TAX ATTORNEYS and CPAs - Moffa Sutton Donnini

    If your business has a sales tax problem with the Florida Department of Revenue, then you DON’T want to hire a “tax resolution” firm that specializes in IRS collections work. You want a law firm whose ...

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  • FLORIDA CPAs - YOUR CLIENT OWES SALES TAX AND THEY WILL BLAME YOU
    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 should have ...

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  • Tampa Bay Convenience Store Owner Arrested for Sales Tax
    Tampa Bay Convenience Store Owner Arrested for Sales Tax

    On February 26, 2016, [ name omitted ], owner of The Little Store located in Wimauma, Florida because she allegedly collected but failed to remit sales tax for the periods January 2014 through ...

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  • 2016 FL SALE TAX RESALE CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW
    2016 FL SALE TAX RESALE CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW

    If your business buys products or materials in Florida to resell, then having a Florida Department of Revenue issued annual resale certificate is an essential part of your business. The resale ...

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  • FL DOR ABUSES CONVENIENCE STORE INDUSTRY
    FL DOR ABUSES CONVENIENCE STORE INDUSTRY

    FL DOR ABUSES CONVENIENCE STORE INDUSTRY Around 2009, the major players in the Florida gas station industry approached the Department of Revenue (FL DOR) complaining about the small, single owner ...

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  • FL Tax Audits - Taxpayer Bill of Rights Protects No Rights
    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 protections ...

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  • WHERE IS MY 2015 FL SALES TAX RESALE CERTIFICATE?
    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 company's ...

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  • NAPLES CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER ARRESTED SALES TAX
    NAPLES CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER ARRESTED SALES TAX

    On September 25, 2014, [ name omitted ], owner of Naples Petroleum 102, Inc. located in Naples, Florida because he allegedly failed to file six sales tax returns and failed to remit the sales tax ...

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  • FL SALES TAX - TAA 14A-020 - NAICS CODES VERSUS NONRESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICES
    FL SALES TAX - TAA 14A-020 - NAICS CODES VERSUS NONRESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICES

    FL SALES TAX – TAA 14A-020 - NAICS CODES VERSUS NONRESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICES Ever since the Department of Revenue began taxing "non-residential cleaning services" in the 1990's under Sec. ...

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  • FL DOR SALES TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE MOBILE APP
    FL DOR SALES TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE MOBILE APP

    FL DOR SALES TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE MOBILE APP What do Angry Birds, Wonderlists, Starbucks, Groupon and the Florida Department of Revenue all have in common? As of a few weeks ago, they all have ...

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  • WHEN A CLOSED BUSINESS ISN'T CLOSED TO FL DOR
    WHEN A CLOSED BUSINESS ISN'T CLOSED TO FL DOR

    When a Closed Business Isn't Closed to the DOR According to the Small Business Administration, about 50% of businesses close within 5 years of starting. This means that a significant number of company ...

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  • SARASOTA SALES TAX ATTORNEY | SALES TAX AUDIT
    SARASOTA SALES TAX ATTORNEY | SALES TAX AUDIT

    Sarasota Sales Tax Attorney | Sales Tax Audit Help If you are in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and the Florida Department of Revenue is focused on your business or your client's business for Florida ...

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  • ORLANDO SALES TAX ATTORNEY | SALES TAX AUDIT
    ORLANDO SALES TAX ATTORNEY | SALES TAX AUDIT

    Orlando Sales Tax Attorney | Sales Tax Audit If you are in the Orlando/Maitland area and the Florida Department of Revenue is focused on your business or your client's business for Florida sales and ...

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  • FL SALES TAX ON EQUIPMENT SHARING AGREEMENTS
    FL SALES TAX ON EQUIPMENT SHARING AGREEMENTS

    Rental of Real Property or Rental of TPP vs Leased Equipment We received several inquiries lately on the topic of the rental of real property versus the rental of tangible personal property (TPP) in ...

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  • FL DOR CONTINUES C-STORE ONSLAUGHT FOR FLORIDA SALES TAX
    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 DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO COMPROMISE TAX
    FL DOR DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO COMPROMISE TAX

    When trying to get taxes, interest, or penalties compromised with the Florida Department of Revenue, it is good to know just how much authority the person you are speaking with has. The document below ...

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  • FICPA - FL DOR LIAISON MEETING 2013 SUMMARY
    FICPA - FL DOR LIAISON MEETING 2013 SUMMARY

    FLORIDA BAR TAX SECTION / FL DOR LIAISON MEETING 2013 On November 14, 2013, about 40 members of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("FICPA") participated in a meeting with high ...

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  • FL DOR USES
    FL DOR USES "CALLZILLA" TO HARRASS TAXPAYERS

    FL DOR USES "CALLZILLA" TO HARRASS TAXPAYERS Just when you thought it was safe to turn your phone back on after you successfully got your home number on the federal and state "do not call" list and ...

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  • FL Litigation Alert - Car Wash Takes on Florida Department of Revenue
    FL Litigation Alert - Car Wash Takes on Florida Department of Revenue

    Over the past few years, our comrades in Tallahassee have targeted the Florida convenience store industry. We are aware of the onslaught as we have defended hundreds of companies that sell alcohol and ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX AUDIT HELP
    FLORIDA SALES TAX AUDIT HELP

    If your company received a Form DR-840 Notice of Intent to Audit Books and Records for Sales and Use Tax from the Florida Department of Revenue, then you probably have a lot of questions. Whether you ...

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  • CLOSE BUSINESS TO AVOID LARGE FL SALES TAX ASSESSMENT?
    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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  • GAS STATION OWNERS AND DISTRIBUTORS: TIME TO GO GET YOUR REFUNDS
    GAS STATION OWNERS AND DISTRIBUTORS: TIME TO GO GET YOUR REFUNDS

    In my daily endeavor of readings state and local tax cases across the country and in Florida, I recently came across companion Florida cases in which I wrote about in the summer of 2012. The cases ...

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  • FLORIDA 2013 DISCRETIONARY SALES SURTAX RATES
    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 majority ...

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  • FL TAX ALERT - PREPAID CALLING CARDS RETROACTIVELY SUBJECT TO COMMUNICATION SERVICES TAX
    FL TAX ALERT - PREPAID CALLING CARDS RETROACTIVELY SUBJECT TO COMMUNICATION SERVICES TAX

    FL DOR ATTEMPTS TO RETROACTIVELY SUBJECT RETAILERS OF PREPAID CALLING CARDS TO THE COMMUNICATION SERVICES TAX Does your company or any of your clients sell pre-paid calling cards? If so, then you ...

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  • FL TAX ALERT - MOVE PEOPLE? POTENTIAL FUEL TAX REFUND!!!
    FL TAX ALERT - MOVE PEOPLE? POTENTIAL FUEL TAX REFUND!!!

    FL TAX ALERT - MOVE PEOPLE? POTENTIAL FUEL TAX REFUND!! If your company (or your client's company) is involved in moving customers or employees by motor vehicle, then there may be a significant way to ...

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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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  • FL TAX ALERT - CONVENIENCE STORE OWNERS TARGETED!!!!
    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 Florida, ...

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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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  • Florida Sales Tax Exemption and Refund Opportunity for the Petroleum Industry
    Florida Sales Tax Exemption and Refund Opportunity for the Petroleum Industry

    Growing up and helping out in my family's business that has owned, operated, and distributed petroleum in South Florida for more than over 30 years, I am always on the lookout for new tax savings ...

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  • FL LEGISLATION ALERT - RENEWABLE FUELS & EQUIPMENT - SALES TAX EXEMPTION
    FL LEGISLATION ALERT - RENEWABLE FUELS & EQUIPMENT - SALES TAX EXEMPTION

    FL SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS – GAS STATIONS TAKE NOTE - BIODIESEL, ETHANOL, AND OTHER RENEWABLE FUELS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT Florida recently amended § 212.08(7)(hhh), Florida Statutes, to allow for a ...

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  • GAS STATION INDUSTRY - SALES & USE TAX ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES - PART II
    GAS STATION INDUSTRY - SALES & USE TAX ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES - PART II

    Gas Station Industry – Sales and Use Tax Issues and Savings Opportunities – Part II Miscellaneous Issues On March 23, 2012, I wrote an article about the Florida gas station industry, which ...

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  • FL SALES TAX - GAS STATION INDUSTRY - PART I
    FL SALES TAX - GAS STATION INDUSTRY - PART I

    FLORIDA GAS STATION INDUSTRY SALES AND USE TAX ISSUES AND SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES PART I - DISTRIBUTORS AND MAIN COMPONENTS Ranging from multinational corporations to small mom and pop stores, the gas ...

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  • FL Tax Alert - ALCOHOL & TOBACCO RETAILERS BEWARE!
    FL Tax Alert - ALCOHOL & TOBACCO RETAILERS BEWARE!

    FL LEGISLATIVE ALERT - ALCHOHOL & TOBACCO RETAILERS BEWARE! A little noticed new law went into effect on May 31, 2011 that requires manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors who sell alcohol ...

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