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  • Florida - Economic Nexus & Marketplace Facilitator Bill Introduced
    Florida - Economic Nexus & Marketplace Facilitator Bill Introduced

    In the wake of the South Dakota v Wayfair US Supreme Court holding on June 21, 2018, states around the country have been scrambling to create new “economic nexus” laws. Mimicking South Dakota’s law, ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX FOR REMOTE SELLERS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX FOR REMOTE SELLERS

    In June 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided South Dakota v. Wayfair . The Court tossed aside the old requirement a business had to be physically located in a state before the state could ...

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  • FL SALES TAX FORGIVENESS POST-WAYFAIR: AMAZON FBA SELLERS
    FL SALES TAX FORGIVENESS POST-WAYFAIR: AMAZON FBA SELLERS

    After the SD v Wayfair decision on June 21, 2018, internet retailers using Amazon, Ebay, and other online marketplaces should be having trouble sleeping. Not only has the world turned upside down with ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX AND DROP SHIPMENTS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX AND DROP SHIPMENTS

    Drop shipments are great ways for sellers to take advantage of avoiding the costs of inventory storage when selling to customers. For a drop shipment to occur, normally an individual buys from a ...

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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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  • 0% Florida Sales Tax Rate?  Yes, In Certain Zip Codes
    0% Florida Sales Tax Rate? Yes, In Certain Zip Codes

    Tangible personal property imported, produced, or manufactured in this state for export are not subject to Florida sales tax when the importer, producer, or manufacturer delivers the property to a ...

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  • MULTI-STATE TAX AMNESTY FOR AMAZON FBA SELLERS!!!!!
    MULTI-STATE TAX AMNESTY FOR AMAZON FBA SELLERS!!!!!

    ACT NOW! MULTI-STATE TAX AMNESTY FOR AMAZON FBA If you sell goods or services using Fulfillment by Amazon, a.k.a. Amazon FBA , then you have probably been losing sleep at night worrying about whether ...

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  • SALES TAX NEXUS - FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON FBA
    SALES TAX NEXUS - FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON FBA

    SALES TAX NEXUS – FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON FBA You just decided to open your business on Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon (“FBA”) service. Congratulations! This step is huge for taking your business to the ...

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  • FL SALES TAX NEXUS: FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON (FBA)
    FL SALES TAX NEXUS: FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON (FBA)

    Imagine owning an online business. The business has inventory in several states via Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon (“FBA”) services. This inventory is stored in warehouses across the country base on ...

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  • FL Taxation of Florists Case Denied Cert by US Sp Ct
    FL Taxation of Florists Case Denied Cert by US Sp Ct

    FL Taxation of Florists Case Denied Cert by US Sp Ct I remember when one could understand the limits of a state’s ability to subject transactions to sales tax. But that understanding has been ...

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  • 2017 TIP 16A01-24 FL Sales Tax Rates on Cars for Nonresident Purchasers
    2017 TIP 16A01-24 FL Sales Tax Rates on Cars for Nonresident Purchasers

    2017 Florida Sales Tax Car Exemption for Nonresident Purchasers Florida Car Dealers – the publication for 2017 sales tax rates on vehicle sales throughout the United States has arrived! Florida ...

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  • FL SALES TAX ON DROP SHIPMENTS
    FL SALES TAX ON DROP SHIPMENTS

    FL Sales Tax on Third Party Drop Shipments Florida sales tax is, in general, a tax on the selling merchant that is required to be passed along to the purchaser of taxable items. This seems simple ...

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  • Retail Arbitrage and the Sales Tax Conundrum
    Retail Arbitrage and the Sales Tax Conundrum

    Retail Arbitrage and the Sales Tax Conundrum Target's designer collaborations with both Missoni and Lilly Pulitzer resulted in so much online traffic they crashed the Target website upon release. As ...

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  • FL TAX - Online Travel Companies Win at Florida Supreme Court
    FL TAX - Online Travel Companies Win at Florida Supreme Court

    FL TAX – Online Travel Companies Win at Florida Supreme Court The never-ending national battle between the various counties and the Online Travel Companies (OTC's) over the Tourist Development Tax ...

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  • FL DOR SMELLING THE WRONG KIND OF FLOWERS
    FL DOR SMELLING THE WRONG KIND OF FLOWERS

    Would a rose by any other name not smell as sweet? For the Department of Revenue, this rose smells like a loss. The Fourth DCA took a stand for Taxpayer's rights in its recent decision American ...

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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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  • PHOTOGRAPHY IN FLORIDA - BEWARE THE SALES TAX
    PHOTOGRAPHY IN FLORIDA - BEWARE THE SALES TAX

    PHOTOGRAPHY IN FLORIDA – BEWARE THE SALES TAX While destination weddings are growing in popularity – so is the focus of state tax departments on photographers. For all practical purposes, Florida is ...

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  • AMAZON STARTS CHARGING SALES TAX IN FLORIDA - MAY 1 2014
    AMAZON STARTS CHARGING SALES TAX IN FLORIDA - MAY 1 2014

    AMAZON STARTS CHARGING SALES TAX IN FLORIDA – MAY 1 2014 The sunshine state is a little less sunny now because all our online shopping through Amazon is now subject to sales tax as of May 1, 2014. The ...

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  • FL Supreme Court - Online Travel Company Hearings - 11:30 on April 30th
    FL Supreme Court - Online Travel Company Hearings - 11:30 on April 30th

    FL Supreme Court - Online Travel Company Hearings – 11:30 on April 30th UPDATE 5/2/2014: SEE A VIDEO OF THE 4/30/14 ORAL ARGUEMENTS HERE It looks like the string of cases between various counties ...

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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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  • FL BAR TAX SECTION / FL DOR LIAISON MEETING 2013
    FL BAR TAX SECTION / FL DOR LIAISON MEETING 2013

    FLORIDA BAR TAX SECTION / FL DOR LIAISON MEETING 2013 On October 25, 2013, about 17 members of the Florida Bar Tax Section met with high ranking officials from the Florida Department of Revenue ("FL ...

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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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  • AAA-CPA OPPOSES MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT
    AAA-CPA OPPOSES MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT

    BELOW PLEASE FIND A LINK TO A FORMAL POSITION LETTER SENT TO EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS IN WHICH THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEY-CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OPPOSE THE MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT OF ...

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  • FL NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE - VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE LIMITS LOOK BACK!!!
    FL NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE - VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE LIMITS LOOK BACK!!!

    If you are reading this, then you either received a Florida nexus questionnaire from what I like to call our "comrades in Tallahassee" (or Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York, etc) or perhaps you are ...

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  • CIRCLE K CASE - TRADEMARK PLANNING ALIVE AND WELL IN FLORIDA
    CIRCLE K CASE - TRADEMARK PLANNING ALIVE AND WELL IN FLORIDA

    FLORIDA SETTLES WITH CIRCLE K OUT OF COURT IN TRADEMARK PLANNING CASE For those people in the state and local tax profession, trademark planning strategies for reducing corporate state income tax ...

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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 LITIGATION ALERT - RHINEHART EQUIPMENT - SOL, NEXUS, & A TIPSTER
    FL LITIGATION ALERT - RHINEHART EQUIPMENT - SOL, NEXUS, & A TIPSTER

    On August 27, 2012, Administrative Law Judge W. David Watkins issued a recommended order in the Division of Administrative Hearings ("DOAH") case Rhinehart Equipment Co, vs. Department of Revenue, ...

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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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  • FLORIDA NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE -  WHAT IS NEXUS FOR FLORIDA TAX?
    FLORIDA NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE - WHAT IS NEXUS FOR FLORIDA TAX?

    ANSWERS TO YOUR FLORIDA NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE CONCERNS The days of only major corporations having to deal with tax laws in multiple states has practically vanished in today's world. Even the smallest of ...

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  • FLORIDA DOR NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE - A TRAP FOR THE UNWARY!!!
    FLORIDA DOR NEXUS QUESTIONNAIRE - A TRAP FOR THE UNWARY!!!

    Has Your Company or Your Client Received a Florida Nexus Questionnaire? If you are an out-of-state company and you receive a letter from our good friends at the Florida Department of Revenue that ...

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