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Legislative Update Set for April 25th in Melbourne

Published: April 16th, 2018

Dean Mead and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast are pleased to present: The 2018 Florida Legislative Update Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location:  Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place , Melbourne, FL 32901 The Legislative Session concluded in Tallahassee in March and as a result, key legislation for Florida’s […]

2018 Florida Legislature Enacts Numerous State and Local Tax Changes

Dean Mead and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast are pleased to present: The 2018 Florida Legislative Update Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location:  Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place , Melbourne, FL 32901 The Legislative Session concluded in Tallahassee in March and as a result, key legislation for Florida’s […]

Legislative Update Set for April 25th in Melbourne

Published: April 16th, 2018

Dean Mead and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast are pleased to present: The 2018 Florida Legislative Update Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Location:  Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, 200 Rialto Place , Melbourne, FL 32901 The Legislative Session concluded in Tallahassee in March and as a result, key legislation for Florida’s […]

2018 Florida Legislature Enacts Numerous State and Local Tax Changes

The Florida Legislature concluded its 2018 Regular Session on Sunday, March 11, 2018.  Prior to the start of the session, the Legislature filed 3,189 bills for consideration.  At the conclusion of the extended 62 day session, only 200 bills were passed.[1]  While these bills are subject to approval or veto by Governor Scott, we summarize […]

Standing-Room Only Tax Reform Seminar Series Kicks Off in Orlando

Published: February 5th, 2018

Dean Mead kicked-off the statewide Tax Cuts & Jobs Act seminar series last week at the Country Club of Orlando with nearly 200 people in attendance.  Please refer to the video presentations below to view the two sessions that were held during the seminar. In addition, we have also included copies of the presentation outlines & slides for your review. […]

Mark Holcomb Elected to Independent SALT Alliance Board of Directors

Published: January 28th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Mark E. Holcomb, attorney in Dean, Mead & Dunbar’s Tallahassee office, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Independent SALT Alliance (ISA) for a two-year term.  ISA is a national network of 44 experienced state and local tax attorneys, accountants and consultants whose members include former large law firm and […]

Mark Holcomb quoted in Bloomberg Tax on Florida Legislative Session

Published: January 25th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Mark Holcomb, state and local taxation attorney in Dean Mead & Dunbar’s Tallahassee office, was quoted in Bloomberg Tax on the 2018 Florida Legislative Session preview. ‘‘It is a tighter budget year. That’s reflected in the governor’s package,’’ Holcomb said. ‘‘That coupled with it being an election year is why I think we won’t see […]

Administrative Law Judge rules that Petitioner cannot challenge rule for what is not in the rule

Published: January 12th, 2018

By: John L. Wharton

In the case of Pelican Bay Foundation v. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Pelican Bay argued that the Commission’s proposed rule should be invalidated based on the fact that a particular waterbody, the Clam Bay system in Collier County, was not included within the rule’s proposed slow speed zones. Prior to hearing, the City […]

Bill Townsend Honored with Coveted Franklin C. Latcham Award

Published: January 11th, 2018

By: William D. Townsend

Congratulations to William D. Townsend, SALT attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office. Bloomberg Tax named Townsend as the 2017 recipient of the Franklin C. Latcham Award for Distinguished Service in State and Local Taxation. The award was presented at the BNA Annual Board dinner, held in New York in conjunction with the NYU State and […]

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 […]