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FINDING YOUR ZONE – Florida’s Opportunity Zones Confirmed

The U.S. Treasury announced exciting news for eager investors this week in publishing the approved list of qualified sites for the new Opportunity Zones for all 50 states. Florida successfully had 427 Opportunity Zones approved from its list – creating unique areas in every Florida County upon which improvements may be developed using this new […]

Florida Department of Revenue to Study Impacts of Federal Tax Reform – Seeking Taxpayer Input

Published: May 10th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman Mark E. Holcomb

This is the fourth article in a series related to Florida’s implementation of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) for corporate income taxpayers. The previous articles include: Eyes on the Legislature: The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Risk for Florida Corporate Taxpayers written by Michael B. Dobson & Robert S. […]

IRS Issues Notice on Carried Interests Held by S Corporations

Published: March 21st, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

Many questions have already arisen with respect to the newly-enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  As the IRS begins the process of releasing guidance in order to answer these questions, it is important that taxpayers stay current.  Recently, the IRS issued Notice 2018-18[1], its first piece of guidance under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  […]

Legislative Update: The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Risk for Florida Corporate Taxpayers

Published: February 16th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

This is an update to our previous article, Eyes on the Legislature: The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Risk for Florida Corporate Taxpayers written by Michael B. Dobson & Robert S. Goldman.  That article provided a general overview of how Florida’s corporate income tax “piggybacks” the Internal Revenue Code, and how the Florida […]

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 – What’s New for Renewable Energy?

Published: January 16th, 2018

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum

We’ve previously written on the tax incentives available to promote renewable energy, including solar power. Our previous article is available here. In the legislative flurry that took place at the end of 2017, with the House and Senate bills for tax reform, many were concerned that federal tax incentives for renewable energy would disappear. Fortunately, […]

Eyes on the Legislature: The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Risk for Florida Corporate Taxpayers

Published: January 9th, 2018

By: Michael B. Dobson Robert S. Goldman

This is an alert to corporations subject to the Florida corporate income tax: The impact of the recently enacted Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Act”) on Florida tax revenue is unknown. During its 60 day regular session beginning today January 9, 2018, the Legislature will invariably consider whether the Act is likely to result […]

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 […]

Steve Looney speaks at the 68th Alabama Federal Tax Clinic

Published: December 1st, 2014

By: Stephen R. Looney

Stephen Looney, shareholder and chair of Dean Mead’s Tax Department, spoke at the 68th Alabama Federal Tax Clinic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on November 21, 2014. He presented on “S Corporation Hot Topics.” The outline from his presentation may be viewed HERE.