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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS

    Florida sales and use tax laws are very confusing, especially in the construction industry. To make matters even more confusing, the industry is filled with people that “think” they know the right way ...

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  • Shipping: An Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption
    Shipping: An Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption

    In a modern economy, virtually everything is purchased and sold over the internet. Even groceries can now be ordered on demand from local Whole Foods. While sales tax has always been a charge ...

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  • Technology: Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption
    Technology: Overlooked Florida Sales Tax Exemption

    Technology and Florida’s sales and use tax laws have been playing a game of cat and mouse for decades. As new technology enters the market, Florida tries to capture that new technology under its ...

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  • Is Labor Subject to Sales Tax in Florida?
    Is Labor Subject to Sales Tax in Florida?

    Florida taxpayers are often surprised to discover that labor is subject to sales and use tax. However, it is not all labor that is subject to tax. Instead, it is only certain types of labor. To make ...

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  • 2019 FL Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
    2019 FL Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

    Florida has passed the back to school sales tax holiday again. The holiday will allow individuals to buy certain supplies and materials tax-free for a limited amount of time. What qualifies for ...

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  • FL SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS: AQUACULTURE
    FL SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS: AQUACULTURE

    Florida has many tax exemptions for farmers. These exemptions help farmers to continue to provide a vital contribution to Florida’s economy and food supply. In 2018, the Florida Legislature expanded ...

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  • Florida Sales Tax: Nursing Homes
    Florida Sales Tax: Nursing Homes

    The purpose of this article is to discuss the Florida sales and use tax treatment for rent between (1) the nursing home and its landlord and (2) the nursing home and its tenants. A popular state for ...

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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX INFORMAL WRITTEN PROTEST
    FLORIDA SALES TAX INFORMAL WRITTEN PROTEST

    If you are here reading about your right to file a FLORIDA SALES TAX INFORMAL WRITTEN PROTEST , then you have just been through a Florida sales and use tax audit, a mind numbing experience in which a ...

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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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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX – COUPONS v. DISCOUNTS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX – COUPONS v. DISCOUNTS

    For consumers, the difference between a coupon or a discount does not make much of a difference most of the time. As far as a consumer is concerned, both reduce the amount paid for an item or a ...

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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 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 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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  • Scholarship Donations in Lieu of FL Sales Tax on Rent?
    Scholarship Donations in Lieu of FL Sales Tax on Rent?

    Does your business make donations to help fund scholarships? Does your business also pay sales tax on commercial rent? As of October 1, 2018, Florida businesses can apply to reduce the sales tax on ...

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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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  • FL Reemployment Tax: An Employer's Perspective, Part II
    FL Reemployment Tax: An Employer's Perspective, Part II

    An Employer’s Perspective: Florida “Reemployment Tax” aka, Unemployment Tax, Part II By James F. McAuley, Esq. BCS. Introduction Part I of this article focused on how an employer can distinguish ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SALES TAX ON AIRCRAFT PARTS AND REPAIRS IN FLORIDA
    SALES TAX ON AIRCRAFT PARTS AND REPAIRS IN FLORIDA

    SALES TAX ON AIRCRAFT PARTS AND REPAIRS IN FLORIDA The general rule is aircraft parts are considered to be tangible personal property, which are subject to tax when purchased or used in Florida. ...

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  • Florida Sales Tax Back To School Holiday - Aug 4-6th
    Florida Sales Tax Back To School Holiday - Aug 4-6th

    Two New Tax Holidays for 2017 When I heard there were two new holidays passed by the legislature, I was hoping the state had finally legitimized “Lawyer Appreciation Day,” day off included, or at the ...

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  • NEW FL SALE TAX EXEMPTION - DATA CENTERS
    NEW FL SALE TAX EXEMPTION - DATA CENTERS

    As of July 1 st , 2017, Florida has a new sales and use tax exemption: data centers . This move by the Florida legislature is interesting in a time when many states are attempting to expand exemptions ...

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  • Cleaning Services Are Taxable In Florida
    Cleaning Services Are Taxable In Florida

    It happens more often then I’d like. Despite a long day at the office, a last minute phone call or email has kept me at work until my car is the only one I see in the parking lot when I leave. But ...

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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 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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  • FL DOR WAITS 10 YRS TO SAY DROP SHIPMENTS NOT TAXABLE
    FL DOR WAITS 10 YRS TO SAY DROP SHIPMENTS NOT TAXABLE

    After nearly 10 years in limbo, the Florida Department of Revenue (“Department”) issued a Final Order resolving a taxpayer’s litigated tax liability issuing a final order in March 2017 finally ...

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  • FL SALES TAX AUDIT - HOTELS & EXTENDED STAY MOTELS
    FL SALES TAX AUDIT - HOTELS & EXTENDED STAY MOTELS

    Are you a hotel owner/operator facing a Florida sales tax audit? Did you try to handle the audit yourself thinking nothing was wrong? Or have you heard enough horror stories about sales tax audits ...

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  • Florida Airplane - Florida Use Tax Considerations
    Florida Airplane - Florida Use Tax Considerations

    AIRCRAFT USE TAX If an aircraft is purchased outside of Florida, the aircraft will not be subject to Florida sales tax. Instead, the aircraft may be subject to a use tax. A use tax is triggered in ...

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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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  • 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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  • WILL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE SUBJECT TO FLORIDA SALES TAX?
    WILL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE SUBJECT TO FLORIDA SALES TAX?

    The groups battling to legalize pot sales in the U.S. had a rather large victory in the 2016 election. Presuming the election results hold, we will have 29 states that permit cannabis use for either ...

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  • No Florida Sales Tax On Aircraft Purchased By Non-Resident?
    No Florida Sales Tax On Aircraft Purchased By Non-Resident?

    FLYING AWAY TAX FREE When an individual comes to Florida to purchase an aircraft, most likely the last thing on his or her mind is sales tax. Sales tax is a very real aspect of an aircraft transaction ...

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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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  • FLORIDA CPAs - YOUR CLIENT OWES SALES TAX AND THEY WILL BLAME YOU
    FLORIDA CPAs - YOUR CLIENT OWES SALES TAX AND THEY WILL BLAME YOU

    Whether your client is obsessive about taxes, remits every penny of tax collected, or doesn’t even sell tangible personal property – I guarantee you that your client missed something that should have ...

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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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  • FL Sales Tax - Not For Profit - Simplified Exemption Certificate Renewal
    FL Sales Tax - Not For Profit - Simplified Exemption Certificate Renewal

    In TIP 16A01-03, the Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) announced the use of a new Application for a Consumer’s Certificate of Exemption (DR-5). The new form, which is currently available on the ...

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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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  • 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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  • 2016 FL SALE TAX RESALE CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW
    2016 FL SALE TAX RESALE CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW

    If your business buys products or materials in Florida to resell, then having a Florida Department of Revenue issued annual resale certificate is an essential part of your business. The resale ...

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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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  • 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 SALES TAX + MERGER = COMPLICATIONS
    FL SALES TAX + MERGER = COMPLICATIONS

    CARE FOR A MERGER? THINK ABOUT SALES TAXES 1 ST ! Business owners often elect to consolidate their businesses through some form of a corporate merger. Although there are several essential aspects to ...

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  • 2015 FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY
    2015 FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY

    2015 FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY AUGUST 7TH TO 16TH Although many Floridians are still enjoying their summer vacation, myself included, the upcoming school year is rapidly approaching and Floridians must ...

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  • INTERIOR DESIGNERS: FL SALES TAX PLANNING
    INTERIOR DESIGNERS: FL SALES TAX PLANNING

    INTERIOR DESIGNERS: FL SALES TAX PLANNING The sales tax rules in Florida are, in whole, founded on a fairly simple notion—tax is imposed at a rate of 6% on the sale of tangible personal property (plus ...

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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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  • 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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  • FL Sales Tax vs DMV - Boat with Outboard Motor
    FL Sales Tax vs DMV - Boat with Outboard Motor

    FL Sales Tax vs DMV – Boat with Outboard Motor As a firm that deals with Florida sales and use tax controversy almost every day of the week, it is not too often that we bump into FL sales and use tax ...

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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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  • FLORIDA DBPR ABT LOSES BLUNT WRAPS TAXABILITY CASE
    FLORIDA DBPR ABT LOSES BLUNT WRAPS TAXABILITY CASE

    Over the past few years, we have been writing updates dealing with tax issues in connection with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and ...

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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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  • TIP 15A01-02 - FL Tax Exemptions for Pet Food & Veterinarians
    TIP 15A01-02 - FL Tax Exemptions for Pet Food & Veterinarians

    Grocery products for people are generally exempt from sales tax in Florida. The food for our furry friends is not extended the same courtesy. A new TIP released on February 6, 2015 by the Department ...

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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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  • 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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  • FL SALES TAX - TAA 14A-020 - NAICS CODES VERSUS NONRESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICES
    FL SALES TAX - TAA 14A-020 - NAICS CODES VERSUS NONRESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICES

    FL SALES TAX – TAA 14A-020 - NAICS CODES VERSUS NONRESIDENTIAL CLEANING SERVICES Ever since the Department of Revenue began taxing "non-residential cleaning services" in the 1990's under Sec. ...

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  • FL DOR SALES TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE MOBILE APP
    FL DOR SALES TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE MOBILE APP

    FL DOR SALES TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE MOBILE APP What do Angry Birds, Wonderlists, Starbucks, Groupon and the Florida Department of Revenue all have in common? As of a few weeks ago, they all have ...

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  • 2014 SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR NEW ENERGY STAR AND WATERSENSE PRODUCTS
    2014 SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR NEW ENERGY STAR AND WATERSENSE PRODUCTS

    2014 SALES TAX HOLIDAY FOR NEW ENERGY STAR AND WATERSENSE PRODUCTS Most of us know about the back to school tax holiday. But, not nearly as many know about another tax holiday that is almost upon us. ...

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  • ORLANDO SALES TAX ATTORNEY | SALES TAX AUDIT
    ORLANDO SALES TAX ATTORNEY | SALES TAX AUDIT

    Orlando Sales Tax Attorney | Sales Tax Audit If you are in the Orlando/Maitland area and the Florida Department of Revenue is focused on your business or your client's business for Florida sales and ...

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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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  • FL SALES TAX AUDITS ON USED CAR DEALERS - WHAT IS TAXABLE?
    FL SALES TAX AUDITS ON USED CAR DEALERS - WHAT IS TAXABLE?

    FL Used Car Audits – What is taxable? Our law firm handles Florida sales and use tax controversies for a wide variety of industries. However, lately we have seen more and more audits involving used ...

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  • FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY 2014 - COMPUTERS & TABLETS
    FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY 2014 - COMPUTERS & TABLETS

    COMPUTERS & TABLETS INCLUDED IN 2014 FL SALES TAX HOLIDAY!!! While most Floridian's are still getting used to paying sales tax on Amazon purchases after May 1st, there is a way to purchase a lot of ...

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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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  • FLORIDA TAX EXEMPT ENTITIES - SALES AND USE TAX HELP
    FLORIDA TAX EXEMPT ENTITIES - SALES AND USE TAX HELP

    Florida Tax Exempt Entities – Sales and Use Tax Help Over the past year, we have received an increased number of inquiries regarding religious, not-for-profit, and other exempt organizations. It is ...

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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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  • 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 COUNTER-TOP COMPANIES: FL SALES TAX PROBLEMS
    FL COUNTER-TOP COMPANIES: FL SALES TAX PROBLEMS

    COUNTER-TOP COMPANIES WITH FL SALES TAX PROBLEMS We have recently seen an alarming increase of Florida sales and use tax audits dealing with fabricating and real property installation companies. Of ...

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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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  • Florida Finalizes Sales Tax Rule Changes - 2013
    Florida Finalizes Sales Tax Rule Changes - 2013

    Following extensive review and public comment, the Florida Department of Revenue has amended or repealed the following sales and use tax rules: to remove obsolete provisions, to replace outdated ...

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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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  • 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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  • BOAT CAR PLANE DEALERS: FL SALES TAX FORMS
    BOAT CAR PLANE DEALERS: FL SALES TAX FORMS

    FL DOR Forms: Planes, Boats, & Autos for Florida Sales Tax Clicking around on the Florida Department of Revenue's ("FL DOR") website reminds me of the John Candy and Steve Martin movie in the late ...

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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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  • FL CAR DEALER: WHEN IS A SALE TAX EXEMPT?
    FL CAR DEALER: WHEN IS A SALE TAX EXEMPT?

    The purpose of this article is to go over some of the requirements a Florida car dealer faces when attempting to comply with the sales and use tax collection and remitting responsibilities for the ...

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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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  • FL TAA ALERT- SALES TAX ON RENT - INVERSE PYRAMIDING?
    FL TAA ALERT- SALES TAX ON RENT - INVERSE PYRAMIDING?

    FLORIDA REAL PROPERTY LEASE FOR RE-LEASING - EXEMPT FROM SALES TAX? Arnold Palmer once said, "Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated." The same can be said of sales taxes and a recent ...

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  • FL TAA ALERT - RENT FREE MONTHS vs SALES TAX?
    FL TAA ALERT - RENT FREE MONTHS vs SALES TAX?

    DO YOU NEED TO CHARGE SALES TAX DURING THE MONTHS A LANDLORD OFFERS FREE RENT IN FLORIDA? Florida is the only state in the country that has a general tax on the rental of real property. As such, ...

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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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  • 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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  • FLORIDA TAX LITIGATION: USE TAX ON INSTALLATION OF PARKING METERS FOR MUNICIPALITY - Taxpayer Argues Parking Meters Are NOT Real Property Improvements
    FLORIDA TAX LITIGATION: USE TAX ON INSTALLATION OF PARKING METERS FOR MUNICIPALITY - Taxpayer Argues Parking Meters Are NOT Real Property Improvements

    FLORIDA tax controversy: USE TAX ON INSTALLATION OF PARKING METERS FOR MUNICIPALITY – Taxpayer Argues Parking Meters Are NOT Real Property Improvements On November 14, 2011, Cale Parking Systems USA, ...

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  • FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION ON TAX EXEMPT PROJECTS - MINIMIZING/ELIMINATING SALES AND USE TAXES
    FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION ON TAX EXEMPT PROJECTS - MINIMIZING/ELIMINATING SALES AND USE TAXES

    Construction is the 2nd largest industry in the state of Florida. While both residential and commercial construction have slowed, governmental construction projects have picked up considerably. As a ...

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