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  • FL Taxpayer's Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption Upheld!
    FL Taxpayer's Ad Valorem Property Tax Exemption Upheld!

    Florida Property Appraisers notoriously can change their mind when it comes to exemptions even when those exemptions have been in place for years prior. Recently, Alachua County denied a longstanding ...

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  • FL Property Tax Exemption for Nontraditional Schools
    FL Property Tax Exemption for Nontraditional Schools

    Florida provides a property tax exemption for properties used for educational purposes. While state schools and universities would seem to fall very clearly under this category, they only represent a ...

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  • FL Property Tax Appraiser vs Marijuana Treatment Centers
    FL Property Tax Appraiser vs Marijuana Treatment Centers

    Property Appraisers Will Face Difficult Times Appraising Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Property for Ad Valorem Tax Purposes The cannabis industry laws are extremely volatile. This is mainly a ...

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  • Disney Victorious in Property Tax Debate
    Disney Victorious in Property Tax Debate

    DISNEY EMERGES THE VICTOR IN PROPERTY TAX DEBATE, A WIN FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY APPRAISALS Property taxes represent one of the biggest areas of exposure for commercial property owners. Changing laws, ...

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  • FL Condo Taxes: No Taxes On Land Leased From County
    FL Condo Taxes: No Taxes On Land Leased From County

    A group of Taxpayers has triumphed over Escambia County regarding tax on the land underlying their condo building. The condominium residents of the Beach Club Towers in Escambia County, Florida, ...

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  • Florida Homestead Exemption: A family (unit) affair
    Florida Homestead Exemption: A family (unit) affair

    Florida Homestead Exemption: A family (unit) affair I. A Contextual Background In 1968, the Florida constitution was amended. At that time, the words “family unit,” were added in a Section addressing ...

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  • FL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION RISKED RENTING ON AIRBNB
    FL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION RISKED RENTING ON AIRBNB

    Florida County Property Appraisers take hard line on the rental of property through the popular Airbnb service. It is a longstanding tradition for technology and law to be at odds. Technology moves at ...

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  • Even Walt Disney Wants to Pay Less Property Tax
    Even Walt Disney Wants to Pay Less Property Tax

    Every year, millions of people come to Central Florida to experience the magic of the theme parks. Tourist dollars roll in, and an entire industry exists to cater to those who descend on the sunshine ...

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  • Florida Homestead Exemption - What is a Family Unit?
    Florida Homestead Exemption - What is a Family Unit?

    2016 Could Bring Big Surprises to Many Homeowners in Florida After the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned in 2013, there was no longer a federal ban on same sex marriage. That decision was left to ...

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  • Tourists & Taxes: The Effects of Rental on Homestead Property
    Tourists & Taxes: The Effects of Rental on Homestead Property

    Florida homestead is a three pronged benefit, which provides Floridians with both tax benefits and creditor protections. Specifically, there is an exemption which reduces taxable value of the property ...

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  • Tax Lien Scam! FL Homeowners beware!
    Tax Lien Scam! FL Homeowners beware!

    The truth is often stranger than fiction. On certain occasions, it can be more devious and harsh. This was the case on recent call to our office, regarding a tax lien on a piece of property. The ...

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  • FL Property Tax in Light of Genesis Ministries
    FL Property Tax in Light of Genesis Ministries

    When attorney Shari Johnson woke up the morning of February 16, 2016, she was scheduled to argue a case of first impressions before Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals in Broward County. Her ...

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  • Burden of Proof-Persuasion: FL Ad Valorem Tax
    Burden of Proof-Persuasion: FL Ad Valorem Tax

    Understanding the Burden of Proof and Burden of Persuasion Part II: Ad Valorem Tax Our firm previously published a perspective entitled: "Understanding the Burden of Proof and Burden of Persuasion" in ...

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  • CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS: THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION'S COMMERCIAL COUSIN
    CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS: THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION'S COMMERCIAL COUSIN

    CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS: THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION'S COMMERCIAL COUSIN Anyone who has owned property knows that the cost of a mortgage is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ...

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  • MIAMI-DADE PROPERTY OWNERS TAKE ON TAX COLLECTOR
    MIAMI-DADE PROPERTY OWNERS TAKE ON TAX COLLECTOR

    MIAMI-DADE PROPERTY OWNERS TAKE ON TAX COLLECTOR It would appear that the newly minted County Tax Collector for Miami-Dade County has gone above and beyond in his efforts to win approval amongst the ...

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  • Florida Homestead Tax Exemption Case - Mary Jane
    Florida Homestead Tax Exemption Case - Mary Jane

    The death of a spouse is one of life's most stressful events. One should not be faced with difficult legal decisions in a time of grieving, especially decisions regarding something as important as the ...

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