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I Disagree with my Property Tax Assessment – Should I Petition the Value Adjustment Board?

Published: July 24th, 2020

In July and August each year, the elected local property appraisers of Florida issue assessment notices captioned “Notice of Proposed Property Taxes” to the owners of property in their counties. For historical reasons, these are generally referred to as “TRIM” notices. In addition to other information, the TRIM notices show the assessed value of the […]

Brad Gould Appointed to Chair S Corporations Committee of American Bar Association

Published: July 1st, 2020

By: Brad Gould

FORT PIERCE, Fla., July 1, 2020 – Brad Gould, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s Stuart and Fort Pierce offices, has been appointed as chair of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) S Corporations Committee for 2020-2022, effective today. Gould previously served as vice chair of the ABA S Corporations Committee. The ABA […]

COVID-19 Impacts on Florida May Tax Revenues

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: June 26th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Florida’s general revenue fund is the main source of discretionary funding for the State. This January, the State’s economists estimated that the State would receive $36.2B in general revenue during the State’s fiscal year: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Of that amount, approximately $12.5B (34.5%) was expected to be received in March through […]

Dean Mead Grows Tax Department with the Addition of Amanda Govin

Published: June 22nd, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. – Dean Mead announces the addition of associate Amanda Govin, who joins the Tax practice group in the firm’s Orlando office. Govin will focus on assisting clients with tax planning issues, and working on matters involving all types of business entities, such as LLCs, S and C corporations, and partnerships, and also not-for-profit organizations. […]

15 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized by 2020 Florida Super Lawyers List

Published: June 10th, 2020

FLORIDA – June 10, 2020 – Dean Mead announces that 15 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Florida Super Lawyers, an annual list of top-ranked lawyers. This also includes one attorney recognized as a “Rising Star,” an up-and-comer under the age of 40. The honorees are among a […]

Initial Details Released on COVID-19 Impacts to Florida Tax Revenues

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: May 27th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Florida’s general revenue fund is the main source of discretionary funding for the State.  This January, the State’s economists estimated that the State would receive $36.2B in general revenue during the State’s fiscal year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Of that amount, approximately $12.5B (34.5%) was expected to be received in March through […]

Florida Department of Revenue Emergency Order Providing Limited Relief to Corporate Income Taxpayers: April 27, 2020

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: April 28th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

On March 26, 2020, the Florida Department of Revenue issued Emergency Orders delaying sales tax and property tax payments for some businesses. On April 6, 2020, Governor DeSantis directed the Department of Revenue to issue an Emergency Order suspending the state’s documentary stamp tax on notes and written obligations made pursuant to Title I of […]

Florida Department of Revenue Emergency Order Suspending Documentary Stamp Tax on CARES Act Loans: April 6, 2020

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: April 6th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

On March 26, the Florida Department of Revenue issued Emergency Orders delaying sales tax and property tax payments.  Today, Governor DeSantis directed the Department of Revenue to issue a new Emergency Order suspending the state’s documentary stamp tax on notes and written obligations made pursuant to Title I of the CARES Act.  The Governor’s action […]