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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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  • Florida Notice of Final Assessment (NOFA) | FL Dept. of Revenue
    Florida Notice of Final Assessment (NOFA) | FL Dept. of Revenue

    The Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) loves to send out mailings to taxpayers. In many cases, the FDOR’s computer system sends out the “good” news automatically when there is an amount that is due. ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FL DOR SCRAPS AUTOMATED COLLECTIONS AFTER 7,000 ERRONEOUS WARRANTS
    FL DOR SCRAPS AUTOMATED COLLECTIONS AFTER 7,000 ERRONEOUS WARRANTS

    On May 23, 2014, I published an article (available below) about something outrageous happening in Florida. As initially reported by The Florida Current on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Florida ...

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  • 7,000 FL TAX WARRANTS ISSUED IN ERROR - GOV SCOTT TOO
    7,000 FL TAX WARRANTS ISSUED IN ERROR - GOV SCOTT TOO

    The purpose of this article is to bring to light something despicable happening in Florida. The group that I refer to as our Draconian [1] Comrades in Tallahassee are continuing their harassment of ...

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  • FL DOR CONTINUES C-STORE ONSLAUGHT FOR FLORIDA SALES TAX
    FL DOR CONTINUES C-STORE ONSLAUGHT FOR FLORIDA SALES TAX

    FL DOR CONTINUES C-STORE ONSLAUGHT FOR FLORIDA SALES TAX Since 2011, our firm has been writing and warning any business that sells beer, liquor, and/or cigarettes, that the Florida sales and use tax ...

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  • FL DOR Denying Your Sales Tax Registration?
    FL DOR Denying Your Sales Tax Registration?

    FL DOR Denying Your Sales Tax Registration? As a Florida sales and use tax attorney, it never ceases to amaze me the number of shocking stories I hear on a regular basis. Some stories are brought on ...

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  • FL DOC STAMPS DUE ON BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE DEEDS
    FL DOC STAMPS DUE ON BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE DEEDS

    FL DOC STAMPS DUE ON BANKRUPTCY TRUSTEE DEEDS – VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE? Since the real estate market started a free fall in 2008, Florida's foreclosure market has been a bellwether for how our economy ...

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  • FL DOR DISCLOSES CONFIDENTIAL TAXPAYER INFO?
    FL DOR DISCLOSES CONFIDENTIAL TAXPAYER INFO?

    FL DOR DISCLOSES CONFIDENTIAL TAXPAYER INFO? Our comrades in Tallahassee never cease to amaze. Apparently if your business gets behind in remitting sales tax, then the collections arm of the Florida ...

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  • SARASOTA PUB OWNER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX
    SARASOTA PUB OWNER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

    On October 29, 2013, [ name omitted ], owner of O'Connor's Irish Pub Company dba The Irish Pub and Grille on Main, located 1359 Main St., Sarasota, Florida was arrested by the Sarasota County ...

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  • GO TO JAIL FOR NOT PAYING FLORIDA SALES TAX?
    GO TO JAIL FOR NOT PAYING FLORIDA SALES TAX?

    The short answer is YES, you can go to jail for not remitting Florida sales tax that your business collected. Actually, Florida laws on sales tax fraud are some of the toughest in the country, ...

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  • TAXPAYER FORCED TO SIGN AWAY RIGHTS TO REMIT TAX?
    TAXPAYER FORCED TO SIGN AWAY RIGHTS TO REMIT TAX?

    FL DOR FORCING TAXPAYER TO SIGN AWAY RIGHTS TO REMIT TAX? Our Draconian 1 Comrades in Tallahassee are at it yet again. Actually, this time it is their comrades in the local Department of Revenue (DOR) ...

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  • FL DOR REQUIRES TAX PAYMENT TO PROTEST AN ASSESSMENT
    FL DOR REQUIRES TAX PAYMENT TO PROTEST AN ASSESSMENT

    Our comrades in Tallahassee have crossed the line yet again. In a newly revised pamphlet given to taxpayers at the end of an audit, the Florida Department of Revenue is demanding taxpayers pay the ...

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  • FL DOR USES
    FL DOR USES "CALLZILLA" TO HARRASS TAXPAYERS

    FL DOR USES "CALLZILLA" TO HARRASS TAXPAYERS Just when you thought it was safe to turn your phone back on after you successfully got your home number on the federal and state "do not call" list and ...

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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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  • FL TAX ALERT - 200% PENALTY STINGS BUSINESS OWNER
    FL TAX ALERT - 200% PENALTY STINGS BUSINESS OWNER

    As the case below will illustrate, making an agreement with the Florida Department of Revenue is about as dangerous as trying to hold an angry scorpion in the palm of your hand, which reminds me of a ...

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  • FL LITIGATION ALERT - PENALTIES COMPROMISED AFTER FINAL ASSESSMENT
    FL LITIGATION ALERT - PENALTIES COMPROMISED AFTER FINAL ASSESSMENT

    FL tax controversy ALERT – PENALTIES CAN BE COMPROMISED AFTER FINAL ASSESSMENT A Florida Division of Administrative Hearings ("DOAH") case was finalized on August 27, 2012 concerning the issue of ...

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  • FL DOR'S GREATEST WEAPON - REVOCATION OF DEALER'S SALES TAX CERTIFICATE
    FL DOR'S GREATEST WEAPON - REVOCATION OF DEALER'S SALES TAX CERTIFICATE

    One of the Florida Department of Revenue's ("FL DOR") weapons against business owners (and licensed professionals) in Florida is that if you do not agree to pay whatever tax the FL DOR claims you owe, ...

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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 DOR TO USE
    FL DOR TO USE "COLLECTION ANALYTICS" TO LEVY FUNDS FASTER

    IF YOU DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO THE NOTICES, THEN THE DOR WILL FIND AND LEVY YOUR FUNDS Starting March 1, 2012, the Florida Department of Revenue began using a new "predictive behavioral model" called ...

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