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Florida Legislature Passes Significant Sales Tax Legislation

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: April 12th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb

The Florida Legislature passed the most significant Florida tax legislation in recent memory on April 8, 2021. The bill will substantially benefit Florida businesses and taxpayers. As we previously reported, Senate Bill 50 will modernize Florida’s sales and use tax system to impose tax collection obligations on remote sellers and marketplace providers. In addition, anticipated […]

February 2021 Update: COVID-19 Impacts on Florida’s Budget

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: March 30th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV

Today, the Florida Office of Economics and Demographics Research released the February Revenue Report providing details regarding receipts and distributions to the State’s general revenue fund during the month of February. This report generally reflects January 2021 retail sales tax activity. Florida’s general revenue fund is the main source of discretionary funding for the State.  […]

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert: Hillsborough County Tax Rate Reduced by Court Action

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: March 19th, 2021

By: Vicki L. Berman Mark E. Holcomb

The Florida Supreme Court recently invalidated the 1% transportation discretionary sales surtax approved by Hillsborough County voters in November 2018.[1] As a result, the Florida Department of Revenue advises that dealers cease collecting this 1% Hillsborough County surtax, effective immediately.[2] Commercial landlords and property managers should promptly reduce the tax rate charged in Hillsborough County […]

Florida Legislature: Remote Sales and Marketplace Legislation

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: March 11th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV

On March 10th, the President of the Florida Senate and Speaker of the House outlined a plan to pass Senate Bill 50 and its companion, House Bill 15. Today, the Ways & Means Committee approved House Bill 15, including an amendment to eliminate a substantial reemployment tax increase that was set to go into place this year. […]

Florida Legislature Proposes Mandatory Combined Reporting for Florida’s Corporate Taxpayers, in Addition to a Corporate Income Tax Rate Increase in 2022

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: February 28th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb

State Representative Fred Hawkins (Republican; St. Cloud) has filed House Bill 999 that would mandate multistate and multinational companies to file a single Florida corporate income tax return covering their entire business, rather than letting them file separate returns for subsidiaries. It’s a concept known as mandatory unitary combined reporting (MUCR). In its most simple […]

Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. to Combine with Vero Beach Based Estate Planning Firm

Published: February 1st, 2021

VERO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 1, 2021 – Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. announced today that it will join forces with Vero Beach-based estate planning firm, The Law Offices of John E. Moore, III. The Moore firm’s attorneys, paralegals and support staff join Dean Mead effective February 1, 2021. The combination strengthens the […]

The Times They Are a-Changin’: Possible Changes to the Tax Code Under the Biden Administration

Published: January 21st, 2021

By: Amanda L. Govin Stephen R. Looney

Biden has officially been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States with plans to address the Covid-19 Pandemic and implement immigration reform, among other things, within his first few days in office. Another priority item is the promise to overhaul the U.S. Tax Code, which was a large part of President Biden’s […]

Proposed Legislation Would Require Remote Sellers and Marketplace Providers to Collect Florida Sales Tax: Third Time’s the Charm?

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: January 8th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb

Florida is one of only two states that have yet to implement the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision authorizing states to require remote sellers to collect sales tax from in-state customers.[1]  The Florida Legislature considered (but failed to pass) such legislation during its 2019 and 2020 sessions.  These bills (Senate Bill 50 and House Bill […]