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Brad Gould Earns Florida Bar Board Certification in Tax Law

Published: June 21st, 2018

By: Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, FL — Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer announced today that Brad Gould, shareholder in the Fort Pierce office, has earned Board Certification in Tax Law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education. This is a significant milestone in Gould’s legal career because he is now distinguished as a specialist and […]

Actual Economic Outlay Doctrine Lives On

Published: May 31st, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

A back-to-back loan in the S corporation context refers to an arrangement in which an S corporation shareholder borrows funds from an unrelated or related third party, and then lends such funds to the S corporation.  A loan may be structured as a back-to-back loan at the outset to enable the shareholder to obtain a […]

Litigation Client Alert – Changes to Florida LLC Law

Published: February 6th, 2018

By: A. Felipe Guerrero

In 2013, the Florida Legislature adopted a new LLC act that created Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes. The revised law became effective for all Florida limited liability companies on Jan. 1, 2015, regardless of when they were organized. The Florida Legislature adopted amendments to Chapter 605 that became effective on July 1, 2015. Many disputes […]

New Deduction For Qualified Business Income of S Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs and Sole Proprietorships

Published: December 29th, 2017

By: Stephen R. Looney

Effective January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Job Act, formally entitled “An Act to Provide For Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and IV of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018” (the “Tax Act”), enacts new Internal Revenue Code (“Code”) Section 199A which generally provides a deduction of 20% of the […]

Built-In Gain Tax Not Triggered By S Corporation Conversion of LLC Interest

Published: October 18th, 2017

By: Stephen R. Looney

An S corporation that was previously a C corporation is subject to the built-in gains tax under Section 1374 if appreciated assets held by the corporation (measured from the beginning of the S corporation’s first taxable year) are disposed of during the “recognition period.”  The built-in gains tax is imposed at the corporate, rather than […]

Tax Court Finds Compensation Paid to Shareholder-Employees Reasonable

Published: July 28th, 2016

By: Stephen R. Looney

In Johnson, Inc.,[1] the Tax Court held that the amounts paid to the shareholder-employees of a C corporation constituted reasonable compensation deductible under Section 162 and that amounts paid by the taxpayer-corporation to an entity controlled by two of its shareholders was deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense under Section 162. Facts of […]

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Published: June 29th, 2016

By: Charles H. Egerton

Charlie Egerton, shareholder in Dean Mead’s Tax Department, discusses the revolutionary audit rules that are a part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and how they affect entities treated as partnerships for tax purposes. Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

Starting a Business – An Alphabet Soup of Choices (of Entity)

Published: April 18th, 2016

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

Starting and running a business requires making many important decisions. The very first decision faced by many business owners is what kind of entity should be formed to operate their business. In Florida, there are a number of available options. While the decision can be daunting, the variety in flavor of business entities provides the […]