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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Estate Planning Implications Under The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Published: December 22nd, 2017

By: Kyle C. Griffin Matthew J. Ahearn Brian M. Malec

In their first major legislative victory since President Trump took office, the GOP passed through the House and Senate earlier this week what is touted to be the most extensive reform of the U.S. tax system since 1986. President Trump officially signed the bill into law this morning before leaving Washington for Mar-A-Lago. This Article […]

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 […]

Donor Advised Funds Update (December 2017) – New Rules

Published: December 21st, 2017

By: Jane Dunlap Callahan

The IRS has provided important guidance for donor advised funds (“DAFs”) in Notice 2017-73. In the Notice, the IRS stated that it will allow a DAF to make a distribution to a charity that fulfills the donor’s pledge. Previously, the rules were unclear regarding whether such a distribution would be treated as providing more than an […]

Mark Holcomb Speaks at 38th Annual Conference of the National Assn. of State Bar Tax Sections

Published: November 13th, 2017

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Tallahassee State and Local Tax lawyer, Mark E. Holcomb, was a guest speaker at the 38th Annual Conference of the National Association of State Bar Tax Sections in Washington, D.C. on October 27th. He joined fellow presenters, Gary R. Thorup and Raymond J. Freda, on the topic of, “Ethics and Multijurisdictional Practice Issues”.  A copy of the […]

Brad Gould Elected to Treasure Coast Hospice Board

Published: November 8th, 2017

By: Brad Gould

Fort Pierce, FL — Brad Gould, a shareholder at the law firm of Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Treasure Coast Hospice. The organization offers patients and their families a comprehensive, compassionate approach to palliative care, hospice services and grief support, while also building communities […]