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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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • FORT MYERS SALES TAX THEFT - RESTAURANT OWNERS ARRESTED
    FORT MYERS SALES TAX THEFT - RESTAURANT OWNERS ARRESTED

    FORT MYERS SALES TAX THEFT - RESTAURANT OWNERS ARRESTED On July 17, 2014, the Florida Department of Revenue ("FDOR") announced [names omitted], were arrested by the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The ...

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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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  • 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 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 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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  • OFFICER OF FL CHECKERS CHAIN FACING 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SALES TAX THEFT
    OFFICER OF FL CHECKERS CHAIN FACING 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR SALES TAX THEFT

    On September 5, 2013, [ name omitted ], the Chief Operating Officers for of Jaxchex, Inc., was arrested by the St. John's County Sheriff's Department on first degree felony charges concerning theft of ...

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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 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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  • ORLANDO USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX
    ORLANDO USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX

    ORLANDO USED CAR DEALER ARRESTED FOR SALES TAX In June 2013, [ name omitted ], owner of BAS Specialty Cars, Inc. located at 1580 South Ronald Reagan Blvd, Orlando, Florida, was arrested because she ...

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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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  • NAPLES - JAILED FOR FAILURE TO FILE SALES TAX RETURNS
    NAPLES - JAILED FOR FAILURE TO FILE SALES TAX RETURNS

    On April 25, 2013, [ name omitted ], owner of Tony Rosado Automotive Services, Inc. located at 1890 Elsa St., Naples, Florida was arrested by the Collier County Sheriff's Department on felony charges ...

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  • KEY WEST PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR JAILED FOR SALES TAX
    KEY WEST PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR JAILED FOR SALES TAX

    On April 22, 2013, [ name omitted ], owner of Jamson Private Investigations, Security, and Recovery Agency located at 819 Peakcock Plaza, Key West, Florida was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff's ...

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  • LONGWOOD USED CAR DEALER JAILED - SALES TAX THEFT
    LONGWOOD USED CAR DEALER JAILED - SALES TAX THEFT

    On April 8, 2013, [ name omitted ], owner of Palm Trading Group, LLC was arrested by the Seminole County Sheriff's Office on felony charges concerning theft of over $49,000 of sales tax (collecting ...

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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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  • DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HOTELIER FACES 15 YEARS FOR SALES TAX THEFT
    DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HOTELIER FACES 15 YEARS FOR SALES TAX THEFT

    DeFUNIAK SPRINGS HOTELIER FACES 15 YEARS FOR SALES TAX THEFT On October 2, 2012, Lawrence Wright, former owner of TW Hospitality, LLC was arrested by the Walton County Sheriff's Department on second ...

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  • FT. MYERS BUSINESS OWNER ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REMIT ONLY $8,000 IN SALES TAX COLLECTED
    FT. MYERS BUSINESS OWNER ARRESTED FOR FAILING TO REMIT ONLY $8,000 IN SALES TAX COLLECTED

    On July 31, 2012, Munaf M. Rashid was arrested by the Lee County's Sheriff's Department on a 3rd degree felony charge related to a mere $8,000 of collected but unremitted Florida sales tax, according ...

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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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  • FL TAX WARRANT ISSUED AGAINST THE FL SUPREME COURT
    FL TAX WARRANT ISSUED AGAINST THE FL SUPREME COURT

    IF YOU THINK FLORIDA IS NOT AGGRESSIVE ON FLORIDA TAX MATTERS, THINK AGAIN. Apparently even the Florida Supreme Court is not immune to the wrath of the Florida Department of Revenue. I don't have any ...

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