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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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  • Florida County Surtax Changes for 2019
    Florida County Surtax Changes for 2019

    Florida County Surtax Changes for 2019 In various Florida counties, tax increases were agreed upon and set to begin in 2019. There are nine counties in Florida that have increased their county surtax ...

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  • FL SALES TAX: $5,000 SURTAX CAP ON BULK SALES
    FL SALES TAX: $5,000 SURTAX CAP ON BULK SALES

    For retailers in Florida, keeping up with sales tax laws and exemptions can be a daunting task. Retailers are liable to the Department of Revenue for under collecting tax and retailers can be sued by ...

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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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  • 2018 FL Discretionary Surtax Rates
    2018 FL Discretionary 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 2017 DISCRETIONARY SALES SURTAX RATES
    FL 2017 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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  • 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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  • FLORIDA USE TAX AUDIT LETTER?
    FLORIDA USE TAX AUDIT LETTER?

    Florida Use Tax Audit Letter? Many people in Florida are not aware that if a business does not charge you sales tax on an item then you owe use tax to the state of Florida. They are many legal reasons ...

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  • 2015 FL DISCRETIONARY SALES SURTAX RATES
    2015 FL 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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  • 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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  • ST PETERSBURG SALES TAX ATTORNEY | SALES TAX AUDIT HELP
    ST PETERSBURG SALES TAX ATTORNEY | SALES TAX AUDIT HELP

    ST PETERSBURG SALES TAX ATTORNEY | SALES TAX AUDIT DEFENSE If you are in the St Petersburg/Clearwater area and the Florida Department of Revenue is focused on your business or your client's business ...

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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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  • 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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  • Florida Discretionary Sales Surtax: DOR Errors
    Florida Discretionary Sales Surtax: DOR Errors

    In our state, many counties have a discretionary sales surtax which is charged on most of the goods or services for which sales or use tax applies. These rates commonly go from .25% to 1.5% and only ...

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  • FLORIDA 2014 DISCRETIONARY SALES SURTAX RATES
    FLORIDA 2014 DISCRETIONARY SALES SURTAX RATES

    FLORIDA 2014 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 ...

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  • 2013 FL SALES TAX RATES FOR HOTELS - BY COUNTY
    2013 FL SALES TAX RATES FOR HOTELS - BY COUNTY

    [Need 2015 Hotel Rates? Go HERE ] Sales and Use Tax Rates by County 1-Jan-13 Florida has a base tax rate of 6%. Local taxes are in addition to this base rate. Below is a list by County that includes ...

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  • FL LITIGATION ALERT - HOTELS LIABLE FOR TAX ON EXEMPT GUESTS
    FL LITIGATION ALERT - HOTELS LIABLE FOR TAX ON EXEMPT GUESTS

    Florida's largest industry is tourism, with hotels, restaurants, and car rentals being a constant source of revenue for both Florida's tourism industry as well as the state of Florida from the sales ...

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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 - 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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  • 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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  • FL TAX LITIGATION ALERT - Online Travel Companies Win In Broward County
    FL TAX LITIGATION ALERT - Online Travel Companies Win In Broward County

    EXPEDIA AND ORBITZ DEAL ANOTHER BLOW TO FLORIDA COUNTIES Over the past six months, there has been significant action on the controversy front involving the Online Travel Companies (OTC's) challenging ...

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  • FL TAX LITIGATION ALERT - Online Travel Companies Win in Orange County
    FL TAX LITIGATION ALERT - Online Travel Companies Win in Orange County

    EXPEDIA AND ORBITZ DEAL ANOTHER BLOW TO FLORIDA COUNTIES In the never-ending national battle between the various counties and the Online Travel Companies (OTC's) over the Tourist Development Tax, the ...

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  • FL TAX LITIGATION ALERT - FL LEGISLATURE SUES ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANIES
    FL TAX LITIGATION ALERT - FL LEGISLATURE SUES ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANIES

    FL tax controversy ALERT – FL Legislature Sues ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANIES In early December 2011, I blogged about controversy involving Online Travel Companies (OTC's) such as Expedia, Travelocity, and ...

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  • FL TAX LITIGATION UPDATE - ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANIES SETTLE WITH PALM BEACH COUNTY
    FL TAX LITIGATION UPDATE - ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANIES SETTLE WITH PALM BEACH COUNTY

    FLORIDA tax controversy UPDATE - ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANIES SETTLE WITH PALM BEACH COUNTY In early December 2011, I blogged about controversy involving Online Travel Companies (OTC's) such as Expedia, ...

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