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  • 2018 Florida Tax Legislation Update
    2018 Florida Tax Legislation Update

    The legislative session has finally come to an end and the governor has signed into law the Legislature’s 2018 tax package. There are a few exemptions that are renewed from last year. There are also ...

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  • Florida Sales Tax Exemption on Admissions for Resale
    Florida Sales Tax Exemption on Admissions for Resale

    Sales tax is designed, in theory, to tax the final consumer of a product. There are all sorts of exceptions to this rule as well as exemptions, credits, and exclusions that help Florida sales tax law ...

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  • NURSING HOME SALES TAX REFUND ON ELECTRICITY
    NURSING HOME SALES TAX REFUND ON ELECTRICITY

    NURSING HOME SALES TAX REFUND ON ELECTRICITY When thinking of assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and the like, memories of friends and loved ones living there are brought to mind. ...

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  • FL TAXABLE RENTAL VS NONTAXABLE SERVICE
    FL TAXABLE RENTAL VS NONTAXABLE SERVICE

    FL TAXABLE RENTAL VS NONTAXABLE SERVICE We have been getting an usually high number of calls from companies that are being audited and assessed Florida sales tax when using equipment to provide a ...

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  • ARE CLEANING SERVICES TAXABLE IN FLORIDA?
    ARE CLEANING SERVICES TAXABLE IN FLORIDA?

    ARE CLEANING SERVICES TAXABLE IN FLORIDA? I get calls several times a month from nervous owners of cleaning companies and suspicious customers of cleaning companies, both asking the same question: Are ...

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  • FL SALES TAX CLASS ACTION ON PIZZA HUT DELIVERY FEE
    FL SALES TAX CLASS ACTION ON PIZZA HUT DELIVERY FEE

    Few understand or even bring up sales tax issues when they order pizza. The next time you order pizza, take a look at the receipt and see if the pizza shop charges you for the delivery. Does the ...

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  • FL Sales Tax - Taxable Commercial Storage or Bailment
    FL Sales Tax - Taxable Commercial Storage or Bailment

    Though not well known outside this state, Florida is the only state to separately charge sales tax on commercial real estate rent. This means businesses that have commercial property leases will be ...

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  • FL Sales & Use Tax Audits - The Sunshine State Exempts a Solar Energy System
    FL Sales & Use Tax Audits - The Sunshine State Exempts a Solar Energy System

    Despite Florida's rainy and occasionally cloudy summers, the Sunshine State provides residents the opportunity to "go green" with its abundantly available sunshine for alternative energy purposes. To ...

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  • AIRCRAFT AIRPLANE vs FLORIDA SALES TAX
    AIRCRAFT AIRPLANE vs FLORIDA SALES TAX

    Airplane/Aircraft vs Florida Sales Tax – The Basics On the surface, Florida sales tax seems like an incredibly dull and simple subject. If someone sells tangible personal property at retail in ...

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  • FL Sales Tax - Like Texas, FL's DOAH Getting Flooded
    FL Sales Tax - Like Texas, FL's DOAH Getting Flooded

    FL Sales Tax – Like Texas, FL's DOAH Getting Flooded This article is a nice follow up to a prior article which talked about the lack of protection from the FL Taxpayer Bill of Rights and the lack of ...

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  • FL Tax - Verizon Business Purchasing Wins in 1st DCA
    FL Tax - Verizon Business Purchasing Wins in 1st DCA

    Way back in 2011, I co-authorized a piece entitled "When is an assessment an assessment" in the Florida CPA Magazine. In that article, we highlighted a potential flaw with Florida sales tax audits. We ...

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  • PLETHORA OF SALES TAX LITIGATION IN FLORIDA
    PLETHORA OF SALES TAX LITIGATION IN FLORIDA

    Plethora of Sales Tax Litigation in Florida While many people seem to think that sales tax is merely a percentage of the sales price paid at the checkout counter which can easily be managed by ...

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  • BURDEN OF PROOF & PERSUASION IN FL TAX CASES
    BURDEN OF PROOF & PERSUASION IN FL TAX CASES

    Understanding the Burden of Proof and the Burden of Persuasion in Tax and Administrative Cases The best place to start to consider evidentiary issues concerning the burden of proof and the burden of ...

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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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  • Florida ABT Pushes to Amend Florida Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law
    Florida ABT Pushes to Amend Florida Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law

    Florida ABT Pushes to Amend Florida Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law Taxpayers throughout the state of Florida have been in a never ending battle with Department of Business and Professional Regulation, ...

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  • TAA 14A-014 - MEDICAL MOBILITY SCOOTERS EXEMPT FROM SALES TAX
    TAA 14A-014 - MEDICAL MOBILITY SCOOTERS EXEMPT FROM SALES TAX

    TAA 14A-014 – Medical Scooters Avoid FL Sales Tax On June 5, 2014, the Florida Department of Revenue issued a Technical Assistance Advisement (TAA) on the taxability of scooters in TAA 14A-014 as well ...

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  • FL Sales Tax - Cash or Accrual Basis?
    FL Sales Tax - Cash or Accrual Basis?

    FL Sales Tax – Cash or Accrual Basis? While the age old question of what comes first – the chicken or the egg – gets much more press, the question of whether Florida sales tax should be accounted for ...

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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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  • 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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  • 2014 FL SALES TAX EXEMPTION ON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT
    2014 FL SALES TAX EXEMPTION ON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

    2014 FL SALES TAX EXEMPTION ON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT In Florida, our legislature is always incentivizing manufacturers to set up camp in our state. Let's face it, Florida loves manufactures! From a ...

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  • SHIPPING CHARGES vs FL SALES TAX
    SHIPPING CHARGES vs FL SALES TAX

    FL SALES TAX vs SHIPPING – TRANSPORTATION CHARGES Tax laws dealing with whether shipping, handling, and transportation charges are included in the sales price for sales and use tax purposes are ...

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  • FL DOR SCRAPS AUTOMATED COLLECTIONS AFTER 7,000 ERRONEOUS WARRANTS
    FL DOR SCRAPS AUTOMATED COLLECTIONS AFTER 7,000 ERRONEOUS WARRANTS

    On May 23, 2014, I published an article (available below) about something outrageous happening in Florida. As initially reported by The Florida Current on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Florida ...

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  • FL CAR DEALERS: GEORGIA SALES TAX ON CARS IS NOW ZERO!
    FL CAR DEALERS: GEORGIA SALES TAX ON CARS IS NOW ZERO!

    FL CAR DEALERS: GEORGIA SALES TAX ON CARS IS NOW ZERO! The purpose of this article is to inform Florida car dealers and prospective car buyers from Georgia that there has been a recent change in ...

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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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  • FLORIDA TAX INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS
    FLORIDA TAX INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS

    FLORIDA TAX INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESSES The Florida legislature loves manufacturing, agriculture, energy, research and development, and the movie industry. The state shows this by providing various tax ...

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  • FL DOR REQUIRES TAX PAYMENT TO PROTEST AN ASSESSMENT
    FL DOR REQUIRES TAX PAYMENT TO PROTEST AN ASSESSMENT

    Our comrades in Tallahassee have crossed the line yet again. In a newly revised pamphlet given to taxpayers at the end of an audit, the Florida Department of Revenue is demanding taxpayers pay the ...

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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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  • COMPUTERS & TABLETS IN 2013 FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY!!!
    COMPUTERS & TABLETS IN 2013 FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY!!!

    COMPUTERS & TABLETS INCLUDED IN 2013 FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY!!! Most Florida residents and clothing retailers are familiar with that magic weekend every year when the Florida legislature and governor ...

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  • FL SALES & USE TAX MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT EXEMPTION SIGNED INTO LAW - FINALLY!
    FL SALES & USE TAX MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT EXEMPTION SIGNED INTO LAW - FINALLY!

    On May 17, 2013 Governor Rick Scott signed into law one of the main agenda goals of his term in office. Specifically, Sec. 212.08(7)(kkk), Florida Statutes (F.S.), was enacted with an effective date ...

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  • FLORIDA MOTOR VEHICLE SALES TAX RATES BY STATE - TIP 13A01-02
    FLORIDA MOTOR VEHICLE SALES TAX RATES BY STATE - TIP 13A01-02

    FLORIDA MOTOR VEHICLE SALES TAX RATES BY STATE – TIP 13A01-02 One of the easiest ways for a Florida car dealer to get themselves in trouble with the Florida Department of Revenue is how to handle ...

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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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  • FLORIDA HISTORICAL SALES TAX RATES
    FLORIDA HISTORICAL SALES TAX RATES

    Practitioners & Taxpayers, To be well prepared to examine whether proper sales tax amounts have been paid, it is often necessary to not only review the current sales tax rates, but also the sales tax ...

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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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