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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 - 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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  • DIRECTV BEFORE SUPREME COURT OVER FL DISCRIMINATING TAXING SCHEME
    DIRECTV BEFORE SUPREME COURT OVER FL DISCRIMINATING TAXING SCHEME

    DirecTV believes satellite companies are being unfavorably treated compared to cable companies. DirecTV may not be that far off. Florida taxes cable companies at a rate of 6.8% for the services they ...

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  • DIRECTV WINS IN FLA 1ST DCA - DORMANT COMMERCE CLAUSE
    DIRECTV WINS IN FLA 1ST DCA - DORMANT COMMERCE CLAUSE

    DIRECTV WINS IN FLA 1 ST DCA DORMANT COMMERCE CLAUSE Since 2005, DIRECTV has been fighting the state of Florida over a seemingly simple issue. Satellite companies, which are primarily based outside of ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • DIRECTV and ECHOSTAR APPEAL CST TRIAL LOSS NOV 2013
    DIRECTV and ECHOSTAR APPEAL CST TRIAL LOSS NOV 2013

    DIRECTV and ECHOSTAR APPEAL CST TRIAL LOSS NOV 2013 In a case that has spanned almost a decade, the DIRECTV Inc and Echostar vs Florida Department of Revenue case has finally come to an end – at least ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 - 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 LITIGATION ALERT - PENALTIES COMPROMISED AFTER FINAL ASSESSMENT
    FL LITIGATION ALERT - PENALTIES COMPROMISED AFTER FINAL ASSESSMENT

    FL tax controversy ALERT – PENALTIES CAN BE COMPROMISED AFTER FINAL ASSESSMENT A Florida Division of Administrative Hearings ("DOAH") case was finalized on August 27, 2012 concerning the issue of ...

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  • WHAT SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO SALES TAX IN FLORIDA?
    WHAT SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO SALES TAX IN FLORIDA?

    SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS BE COLLECTING OR PAYING SALES AND USE TAXES ON SERVICES? We get a lot of inquiries from new companies or companies migrating into Florida about WHAT SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO ...

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  • FL BILL TO EASE SALES TAX LIABILITIES ASSUMED IN BUSINESS TRANSFERS
    FL BILL TO EASE SALES TAX LIABILITIES ASSUMED IN BUSINESS TRANSFERS

    HAVE CLIENTS THAT ARE CONSIDERING BUYING OR SELLING A FLORIDA BUSINESS? – YOU SHOULD FOLLOW SB 170 / HB 103 You may already know, under current Florida law, the purchaser (transferee) of a business ...

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  • FLORIDA TAX LITIGATION: DIRECTV vs FL DOR - FL Communication Services Tax - Satellite TV Taxed at Higher CST Rate Than Local Cable TV
    FLORIDA TAX LITIGATION: DIRECTV vs FL DOR - FL Communication Services Tax - Satellite TV Taxed at Higher CST Rate Than Local Cable TV

    DIRECTV vs Florida Department of Revenue – Florida's Communication Services Tax Violates the Commerce and Equal Protection Clauses UPDATE - SUMMARY JUDGEMENT ISSUE IN FAVOR OF FL DOR ON 10-9-13. You ...

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