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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX BRACKET SYSTEM
    FLORIDA SALES TAX BRACKET SYSTEM

    If you or your client collect Florida sales tax and do not know about the “bracket system,” then you may have a potential costly problem waiting to be discovered during your next Florida sales and use ...

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  • FL Sales Tax – Coronavirus Late Payment Forgiveness
    FL Sales Tax – Coronavirus Late Payment Forgiveness

    The Florida Department of Revenue just announced a small bit of tax relief for businesses affected by the economic effects coronavirus pandemic. Big picture, the Florida Department of Revenue will ...

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  • Florida Sales Tax and Coronavirus
    Florida Sales Tax and Coronavirus

    As many businesses are forced to close while others are forced to scale back hours or types of operations (e.g. take out only for restaurants), many business owners are worried about how to pay their ...

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  • FL DOR – Prosecuting Criminally Based on IRS 1099 Data
    FL DOR – Prosecuting Criminally Based on IRS 1099 Data

    Business owners and managers are required to collect and remit sales tax for transactions subject to sales tax in Florida. We routinely hear from business owners who are behind in sales tax. This ...

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  • FL SALES TAX BILL: WIN FOR FOOD/GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICES
    FL SALES TAX BILL: WIN FOR FOOD/GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICES

    The food and grocery delivery service industry in Florida should be holding their collective breath right now because they just might be handed a huge victory in the latest sales tax legislation. ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX RATE ON COMMERCIAL RENT 2020
    FLORIDA SALES TAX RATE ON COMMERCIAL RENT 2020

    Florida is the only state in the nation that subjects commercial rent to sales tax, which puts Florida at a competitive disadvantage when trying to get major businesses to locate in Florida. There has ...

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  • FL DOR TARGETS RESTAURANTS FOR SALES TAX AUDITS
    FL DOR TARGETS RESTAURANTS FOR SALES TAX AUDITS

    The Florida Department of Revenue often engages in what they have politely coined “campaigns.” A “campaign” really means that they will be conducting a disproportionate number of audits in a ...

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  • Technology: Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption
    Technology: Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption

    Technology and Florida’s sales and use tax laws have been playing a game of cat and mouse for decades. As new technology enters the market, Florida tries to capture that new technology under its ...

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  • 2019 Hillsborough County Commercial Rent Tax Rate: 8.2%
    2019 Hillsborough County Commercial Rent Tax Rate: 8.2%

    Florida is the only state in the country to subject commercial rent to sales tax. There has been a push at the state level to lower and eventually repeal this tax, with the state tax rate on ...

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  • FL SALES TAX 10% PENALTY FOR LATE FILING
    FL SALES TAX 10% PENALTY FOR LATE FILING

    If you are registered with the Florida Department of Revenue (“Department”) for sales and use tax purposes, you most likely have a requirement to file a Sales and Use Tax Return, Form DR-15. ...

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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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  • FL Sales Tax vs Restaurant Management Agreements
    FL Sales Tax vs Restaurant Management Agreements

    Florida imposes sales tax on commercial rent. But did you know that the Florida Department of Revenue often takes the position that certain management agreements are commercial rentals subject to ...

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  • Restaurant Basics to Avoid Sales and Use Tax Audits
    Restaurant Basics to Avoid Sales and Use Tax Audits

    As there are so many moving parts to running a business, especially a restaurant, proper sales tax collection is oftentimes overlooked. When restaurant owners call us and tell us they need help with ...

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  • Scholarship Donations in Lieu of FL Sales Tax on Rent?
    Scholarship Donations in Lieu of FL Sales Tax on Rent?

    Does your business make donations to help fund scholarships? Does your business also pay sales tax on commercial rent? As of October 1, 2018, Florida businesses can apply to reduce the sales tax on ...

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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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  • RESTAURANT FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK
    RESTAURANT FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK

    FLORIDA SALES TAX ON RESTAURANTS Restaurant owners and managers know the challenges of daily operations. From the stresses of employees being unable to make a shift to ensuring you have enough product ...

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