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Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert: Complying with Florida’s New Rent Tax Rate

Published: December 21st, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb Vicki L. Berman

The Florida Legislature reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate from 6% to 5.8% for rental periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018. This article guides commercial landlords and property managers in complying with that rate change.  While the reduced tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration, it does not apply to other charges […]

The Florida Commercial Rent Tax: Four Traps for the Unwary

Published: March 28th, 2017

By: Robert S. Goldman

As the only American state with a sales tax on commercial rentals, Florida has a history of presenting businesses with unwelcome surprises in the form of audit assessments. What follows below is a summary of the top four misunderstandings that create taxpayer exposure. Tax base is broader than just “rent.” The measure of tax is […]

Laura Minton Young’s byline on TRIM Reports in Florida Today

Published: December 11th, 2014

By: Laura Minton Young

Laura Minton Young’s byline titled, Know the ins and out of Truth in Millage reports, was published in Florida Today. Laura is a Board Certified real estate attorney in Dean Mead’s Viera office. The full article may be viewed HERE. This article has been posted with permission from Florida Today.

Property Tax Seminar in Brevard Prepares Property Owners for TRIM Notices

Published: August 5th, 2014

By: R. Mason Blake Laura Minton Young

Brevard County business leaders convened in Viera on July 29th to hear about the latest on “Real Estate Tax Valuations and Tips on Exemptions”. Dean Mead’s seminar featured Dana Blickley, Brevard County Property Appraiser and George Mascellino, Chief Deputy of the Office of the Brevard County Property Appraiser, along with two of the firm’s prominent real […]