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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: HVAC CONTRACTORS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK: HVAC CONTRACTORS

    Florida sales and use tax laws are very confusing, especially in the construction industry. HVAC companies fall into this category of confusion as well, but the issues are a little more clear cut if ...

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  • Florida Exempts Items Donated to 501(c)(3) From Sales and Use Tax
    Florida Exempts Items Donated to 501(c)(3) From Sales and Use Tax

    Starting July 1, 2019, Florida changed the law so that taxpayers who purchase items exempt for resale no longer have to remit sales and use tax on those items when they are donated to a 501(c)(3) ...

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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 CBD Subject to Florida Sales Tax?
    Is CBD Subject to Florida Sales Tax?

    We have recently received an influx of calls regarding the taxability of CBD products derived from hemp. In Florida, sales of tangible personal property are subject to sales and use tax unless they ...

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  • Bad Debts – Florida Sales Tax Exemption
    Bad Debts – Florida Sales Tax Exemption

    Did you know you can take sales tax credits for bad debts in your business? Quite often, businesses do not collect the total balance of their sales. These bad debts are kept track of, and at the end ...

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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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  • FL DOR Abuses “Limited Scope Audit” Authority
    FL DOR Abuses “Limited Scope Audit” Authority

    For many years, the Florida Department of Revenue has issued notices to taxpayers for “limited scope audits” or “self-audits.” Generally, these notices indicate a lead number which references some ...

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  • FL Sales Tax: Occasional Isolated Sales Exemptions
    FL Sales Tax: Occasional Isolated Sales Exemptions

    Florida exempts both occasional sales and isolated sales from sales and use tax. While, most people are familiar with the principle that sales of tangible personal property at retail are subject to ...

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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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  • BUYING A BOAT IN FLORIDA: OUT OF STATE SALES TAX
    BUYING A BOAT IN FLORIDA: OUT OF STATE SALES TAX

    Florida has some of the largest and widest variety of boat dealers in the country. Many people visit Florida to get a good deal on a boat and Florida offers tax benefits to encourage those purchases. ...

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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 & USE TAX APPORTIONMENT HANDBOOK
    FLORIDA SALES & USE TAX APPORTIONMENT HANDBOOK

    Most sales or uses occurring in Florida are taxed at the full Florida state sales and use tax rate plus any applicable local surtax rate. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule. One ...

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  • FL Sales Tax: Leased Property Converted to the Owner’s Use
    FL Sales Tax: Leased Property Converted to the Owner’s Use

    It is a generally settled principle that items purchased for lease to a business’s customers allows the business to purchase those items tax free. Slightly less well known is the provision in section ...

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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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  • 8.5% Hillsborough County Surtax Rate: 2019
    8.5% Hillsborough County Surtax Rate: 2019

    It’s that time of year when individuals and businesses look to the new year and start planning for better brighter things. In Florida, there were a number of voter issues that impacted that. ...

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  • FL SALES TAX 10% PENALTY FOR LATE FILING
    FL SALES TAX 10% PENALTY FOR LATE FILING

    If you are registered with the Florida Department of Revenue (“Department”) for sales and use tax purposes, you most likely have a requirement to file a Sales and Use Tax Return, Form DR-15. ...

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  • FL SALES TAX $60K CAP ON BOAT REPAIRS
    FL SALES TAX $60K CAP ON BOAT REPAIRS

    The repair of a boat in Florida is generally subject to tax at a rate of 6% plus 0% to 2.5% county surtax. However, on each repair of a boat in Florida, the tax on the repair may not exceed $60,000. ...

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  • FL SALES TAX: AIRCRAFT 1% OF 6% RULE
    FL SALES TAX: AIRCRAFT 1% OF 6% RULE

    Aircraft sales and use tax is one of the most complex and convoluted areas of tax law to understand. After throwing into the mix the mobility of aircraft and multiple states vying to tax the aircraft ...

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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 TARGETS FLORISTS FOR SALES TAX AUDITS
    FL TARGETS FLORISTS FOR SALES TAX AUDITS

    The Florida Department of Revenue has been focused on auditing florists for sales and use tax audits. I remember being told at an early age that sending flowers says “I love you” to the recipient. As ...

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  • Florida Sales Tax – Hope Scholarship Credit
    Florida Sales Tax – Hope Scholarship Credit

    The Hope Scholarship provides bullied or physically assaulted students with a scholarship to another school. However, car dealers are in for a significant amount of additional rules and regulations ...

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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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  • An Employer's Perspective: Florida
    An Employer's Perspective: Florida "Reemployment tax" aka, Unemployment Tax

    An Employer’s Perspective: Florida “Reemployment tax” aka, Unemployment Tax. Part I of II by James F. McAuley, Esq. Who must pay Florida Reemployment tax? Generally, speaking it’s the difference ...

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  • RESTAURANT FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK
    RESTAURANT FLORIDA SALES TAX HANDBOOK

    FLORIDA SALES TAX ON RESTAURANTS Restaurant owners and managers know the challenges of daily operations. From the stresses of employees being unable to make a shift to ensuring you have enough product ...

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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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  • 2017 New FL Sales Tax Exemption for New Construction
    2017 New FL Sales Tax Exemption for New Construction

    As of July 1, 2017, Florida has a sales and use tax emption for the purchase of building materials, pest control services, and the rental of tangible personal property used in new construction in ...

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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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  • Florida FINALLY Reduces the Sales Tax on Commercial Rent
    Florida FINALLY Reduces the Sales Tax on Commercial Rent

    Effective January 1, 2018, Florida has (finally) reduced the sales tax rate on commercial rent. Because Florida is the only state in the country that has a sales tax on commercial rent, many people ...

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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 Auto Dealers: DOR Cherry-Picks Statutes to Over-Assess Auto Dealers
    FL Auto Dealers: DOR Cherry-Picks Statutes to Over-Assess Auto Dealers

    When an audit is initiated against a car dealer, it can send owners scrambling for records of all kinds. From bad debts to out-of-state sales, there are countless documents from the three-year period ...

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  • Debtor's Prisons and Double Jeopardy in State Tax Prosecutions
    Debtor's Prisons and Double Jeopardy in State Tax Prosecutions

    Debtor’s Prisons and Double Jeopardy in State Tax Prosecutions: The Department of Revenue Has A New Trick Up Its Sleeve. The term debtor’s prison tends to conjure up images straight out of Dickens. ...

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  • Tax Assessment Unenforceable Under Florida Law?
    Tax Assessment Unenforceable Under Florida Law?

    WHEN A TAX ASSESSMENT IS UNENFORCEABLE UNDER FLORIDA LAW BY JAMES F.McAULEY [1] Florida law has a specific definition for the term “rule”. In the context of administrative law and state tax rulings, ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE, PART 2
    WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE, PART 2

    FL TAX: WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE, PART TWO. (A MULTISTATE ANALYSIS OF STANDING) Meet Florida taxpayer, Ms. Flora. She inherited a house in Missouri from her late mother, FloraBell. ...

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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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  • FL TAX: WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE
    FL TAX: WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE

    WHEN EVERYONE IS INJURED BUT NOBODY CAN SUE ANALYSIS OF SPECIAL INJURY TAXPAYER STANDING IN FLORIDA COURTS The Florida Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction to review a case from the Fourth District ...

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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 BIOMETRIC FINGERPRINT - VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE AVAILABLE
    FL SALES TAX BIOMETRIC FINGERPRINT - VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE AVAILABLE

    The biometric fingerprint industry in Florida has been in shock over the last year regarding a revelation that their services might be subject to Florida sales tax. Considering that almost no one in ...

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  • Star Wars Parody - Florida Department of Revenue
    Star Wars Parody - Florida Department of Revenue

    The Florida Department of Revenue... "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." ** This is a parody for comedic purposes only. We do not own any rights to Star Wars or its ...

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  • 2015 FICPA DOR LIAISON MEETING
    2015 FICPA DOR LIAISON MEETING

    FICPA / DOR LIASON MEETING – DECEMBER 11, 2015 [If there are any misspelled names or incorrect titles provided herein, then please email HERE so corrections can be made immediately. Thank you!] Kevin ...

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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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  • 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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  • CHALLENGING AGENCY STATEMENTS DEFINED AS A RULE
    CHALLENGING AGENCY STATEMENTS DEFINED AS A RULE

    CHALLENGING AGENCY STATEMENTS DEFINED AS A RULE Florida law has a specific definition for the term "rule". In the context of administrative law and state tax rulings, the term is defined as follows: ...

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  • FL REEMPLOYMENT TAX AUDT: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR vs EMPLOYEE
    FL REEMPLOYMENT TAX AUDT: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR vs EMPLOYEE

    Florida Reemployment Tax Audit The Big Question: Employee or Independent Contractor? Many employers classify employees as independent contractors to receive economic and business benefits, one of them ...

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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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  • FL Sales Tax - Like Texas, FL's DOAH Getting Flooded
    FL Sales Tax - Like Texas, FL's DOAH Getting Flooded

    FL Sales Tax – Like Texas, FL's DOAH Getting Flooded This article is a nice follow up to a prior article which talked about the lack of protection from the FL Taxpayer Bill of Rights and the lack of ...

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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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  • TAMPA'S HYDE PARK CAFÉ - SALES TAX REVOCATION
    TAMPA'S HYDE PARK CAFÉ - SALES TAX REVOCATION

    TAMPA'S HYDE PARK CAFÉ – SALES TAX REVOCATION Outside the offices of a very few attorneys in Florida, most people do not know that the Florida Department of Revenue has the power to revoke a ...

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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 Tax - Verizon Business Purchasing Wins in 1st DCA
    FL Tax - Verizon Business Purchasing Wins in 1st DCA

    Way back in 2011, I co-authorized a piece entitled "When is an assessment an assessment" in the Florida CPA Magazine. In that article, we highlighted a potential flaw with Florida sales tax audits. We ...

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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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  • FL Sales Tax: Rhinehart Equipment on to the Appellate Courts
    FL Sales Tax: Rhinehart Equipment on to the Appellate Courts

    Rhinehart Equipment on to the Appellate Courts Just when the Florida Department of Revenue ("Department") thinks they have finally chalked up a sales tax legal victory, Rhinehart Equipment comes back ...

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  • PLETHORA OF SALES TAX LITIGATION IN FLORIDA
    PLETHORA OF SALES TAX LITIGATION IN FLORIDA

    Plethora of Sales Tax Litigation in Florida While many people seem to think that sales tax is merely a percentage of the sales price paid at the checkout counter which can easily be managed by ...

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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 1ST DCA: VERIZON APPEALS PROPOSED ASSESSMENT NOT FINAL
    FL 1ST DCA: VERIZON APPEALS PROPOSED ASSESSMENT NOT FINAL

    FL 1 ST DCA: VERIZON APPEALS PROPOSED ASSESSMENT NOT FINAL On May 12, 2015, there was yet another riveting display of legal arguments in the sales tax arena over a very simple, yet relevant issue: ...

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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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  • Florida ABT Pushes to Amend Florida Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law
    Florida ABT Pushes to Amend Florida Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law

    Florida ABT Pushes to Amend Florida Wholesale Tobacco Tax Law Taxpayers throughout the state of Florida have been in a never ending battle with Department of Business and Professional Regulation, ...

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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 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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  • 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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  • FL Sales Tax - Cash or Accrual Basis?
    FL Sales Tax - Cash or Accrual Basis?

    FL Sales Tax – Cash or Accrual Basis? While the age old question of what comes first – the chicken or the egg – gets much more press, the question of whether Florida sales tax should be accounted for ...

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  • 2015 - Florida Bar / Department of Revenue Liaison Meeting
    2015 - Florida Bar / Department of Revenue Liaison Meeting

    Florida Bar Tax Section / FL DOR Liaison Meeting – 2015 The Florida Bar Tax Section met with the Florida Department of Revenue for a 3 hour "liaison" meeting on January 16, 2015. The liaison meeting ...

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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 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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  • FL DOR - THE MAGIC BEHIND THE CURTAIN
    FL DOR - THE MAGIC BEHIND THE CURTAIN

    FL DOR – THE MAGIC BEHIND THE CURTAIN Have you ever seen a magic show on TV or been lucky enough to watch a live magic show and wondered just how each of those seemingly miraculous feats of wonder are ...

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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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  • 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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  • FLORIDA SALES TAX ON PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS
    FLORIDA SALES TAX ON PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS

    FLORIDA SALES TAX ON PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS Many individuals and businesses are well aware of Florida’s sales tax. Most that are familiar with sales tax think of it as applying to sales of tangible ...

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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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  • 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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