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French Brown Comments on Florida Amendment 2 Issue

Published: September 28th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, was quoted in the recent article “Amendment 2 gets $4 million boost from Florida Realtors,” which in appeared in Florida Politics. Brown stated, “If property tax values are allowed to increase unchecked in the future — if Amendment 2 fails — then it can certainly hit all Floridians in […]

French Brown Comments on Florida Amendment 2 Issue

Published: September 28th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, was quoted in the recent article “Amendment 2 gets $4 million boost from Florida Realtors,” which in appeared in Florida Politics. Brown stated, “If property tax values are allowed to increase unchecked in the future — if Amendment 2 fails — then it can certainly hit all Floridians in […]

Florida Trend Recognizes Michael Minton and Peter Dunbar as Influential Business Leaders

Published: September 13th, 2018

By: Peter M. Dunbar Michael D. Minton

The inaugural “Florida 500” was released this week by Florida Trend magazine. Dean Mead attorneys Michael D. Minton and Peter M. Dunbar are highlighted among the 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in Florida. Only 48 people are included in the publication’s “Law” category. As part of the profile about Minton, Florida Trend indicates, “An important […]

The Florida DOR’s Thirteen TCJA Topics – A Closer Look

Published: September 7th, 2018

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

Many states, like Florida, adopt or “piggyback” the Internal Revenue Code as the starting point for calculating their state corporate income tax, subject to certain modifications. The Florida Legislature’s adoption of the Internal Revenue Code in effect on January 1, 2018, which includes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has potentially broad ramifications for Florida […]

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

Published: August 29th, 2018

By: Robert S. Goldman

In 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 property, and […]

Florida Department of Revenue Conducts First Public Meeting Regarding TCJA Changes

Published: August 23rd, 2018

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

The December 22, 2017, effective date of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) afforded the Florida Legislature little time during its 2018 Regular Session to evaluate the potential impact of the TCJA’s many domestic and foreign provisions on Florida’s corporate income tax. As a result, the Legislature directed the Department of Revenue to […]

Mark Holcomb Comments on Wayfair Sales Tax Case for Bloomberg Article

Published: August 17th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Mark Holcomb, an attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, provided commentary for the article “Florida Tax Case Raises Specter of Retroactive ‘Wayfair’ Use.” The article, which appeared in the August 14, 2018 edition of Bloomberg Tax, focuses on the court filing by the Florida Attorney General’s Office regarding retroactive enforcement of the Supreme Court’s Wayfair […]

Florida DOR Seeks Input for TCJA Impact Analysis

Published: August 9th, 2018

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

The Florida Department of Revenue is currently examining the impact of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Florida’s corporate income tax system. As part of that process, the Department is soliciting input from taxpayers regarding the effects of the TCJA. The Department’s evaluation will likely identify options for changing the Florida Corporate […]

Florida Property Tax Litigation: Procedural Traps for the Unwary

Published: August 3rd, 2018

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

A recent appellate court decision illustrates a common procedural trap befalling taxpayers in the minefield of Florida property tax litigation. Among the jurisdictional requirements to judicially challenge a property tax assessment is the taxpayer’s continuing obligation to either timely challenge or pay the amount of taxes assessed for subsequent years during which the first suit […]