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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 […]

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 […]

Mark Holcomb Speaks at ABA/IPTA in New Orleans

Published: April 10th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Mark Holcomb, SALT attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, spoke at the American Bar Association Institute for Professionals in Taxation (ABA/IPTA) Advanced Income Tax and Sales Tax seminar in New Orleans, LA on March 20th. Mr. Holcomb co-presented with Raymond J. Freda on the topic, Stranger in a Strange Land: Ethics and Multijurisdictional Practice. Their […]

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 […]

U.S. Supreme Court to Review E-Commerce Use Tax Nexus Standard

Published: February 8th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

In a surprising move, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to revisit the physical presence nexus standard that states must abide before imposing use tax collection responsibilities on remote sellers – a benchmark first adopted by the Court some fifty years ago[1] and reaffirmed just over twenty-five years ago.[2]  The Court’s anticipated decision in South […]

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. […]

Steve Looney Q&A and Podcast Featured on the Legal Executive Institute Blog

Published: February 1st, 2018

By: Stephen R. Looney

Stephen R. Looney, Shareholder in Orlando and Chair of the Tax department, recently was interviewed by Thomson Reuters about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read the Q&A and listen to the podcast here at Legal Executive Institute Blog: http://legalexecutiveinstitute.com/qa-interview-tax-cuts-act-steve-looney-dean-mead/. “I would say certainly for the next several years, while everybody is trying to figure […]

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 […]