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11 Dean Mead Attorneys Honored as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Orlando, Fla. — Eleven Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2018. The list appears in the July edition of the publication. This year Cari L. Roth is inducted into The Legal Elite Hall of Fame joining fellow shareholders, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar and Mark E. Holcomb […]

11 Dean Mead Attorneys Honored as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Orlando, Fla. — Eleven Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2018. The list appears in the July edition of the publication. This year Cari L. Roth is inducted into The Legal Elite Hall of Fame joining fellow shareholders, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar and Mark E. Holcomb […]

A Brave New World: The Taxation of Online and Mail Order Sales in a Post-Wayfair Florida

On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court abrogated long-standing precedent prohibiting states from requiring the collection of use tax by out-of-state retailers not having a physical presence in that state. The 5-4 South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al. decision was not the normal liberal and conservative split of Justices, and it continues […]

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 […]

21 Dean Mead Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Florida Super Lawyers

Orlando, Fla. – Florida Super Lawyers recently announced that 21 Dean Mead attorneys have been named to the publication’s annual list of top-ranked lawyers including five attorneys who are selected as rising stars in Florida for 2018. The honorees are among a diverse list of the top attorneys, nominated by their own peers. No more […]

Florida Department of Revenue Publishes Tax Refund Forms for Farms, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living Facilities Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Published: May 29th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

The 2018 Legislature created two sales tax refunds and a motor fuel tax refund for agricultural operations impacted by Hurricane Irma.[1]  Additionally, the Legislature created a sales tax exemption for equipment used to generate emergency electric energy at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Recently, the Department of Revenue published the forms necessary to apply […]

Ad Valorem Taxpayers Who Settle at VAB Are Entitled to Interest

Published: May 21st, 2018

By: Robert S. Goldman

In 2011 the Florida Legislature enacted section 194.014, Florida Statutes, requiring taxpayers who petition the Value Adjustment Board for reductions in their ad valorem tax valuations to pay at least 75% of the related taxes (less any statutory early payment discount) as a condition to invoking the VAB process (petitioning taxpayers with classification or exemption […]

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. […]

Taxpayer Rights in Florida: New Opportunity for Meaningful Reform

Published: April 20th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

The 2018 Florida Legislature granted greater independence and authority to the Department of Revenue’s office of Taxpayer Rights Advocate. Oversight of the Taxpayer Rights Advocate will shift from the Department to the Governor’s office; the Taxpayer Rights Advocate will also be responsible for recommending administrative and legislative changes to the Governor and legislative leadership to […]