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Florida Legislature Proposes Mandatory Combined Reporting for Florida’s Corporate Taxpayers, in Addition to a Corporate Income Tax Rate Increase in 2022

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: February 28th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb

State Representative Fred Hawkins (Republican; St. Cloud) has filed House Bill 999 that would mandate multistate and multinational companies to file a single Florida corporate income tax return covering their entire business, rather than letting them file separate returns for subsidiaries. It’s a concept known as mandatory unitary combined reporting (MUCR). In its most simple […]

Dean Mead Elevates Two Real Estate Attorneys in Orlando

Published: February 26th, 2021

By: Michael S. Dawkins Alexander L. Van Heyde

ORLANDO, FL – Dean Mead is proud to announce Michael Dawkins and Alexander Van Heyde have been elected shareholders in the firm’s Orlando office. Dawkins focuses his practice on all aspects of the acquisition, development, sale and leasing of real estate with a specific emphasis on complex commercial leasing. He negotiates retail, office and industrial […]

Dean Mead Leads State’s Defense in Methadone Litigation

Published: February 25th, 2021

By: William D. Hall, III

When the state of Florida faced litigation over its award of rights to open new methadone clinics, it turned to a Dean Mead regulatory attorney to defend its decisions. This was a good example of how parties on both sides of bid disputes and other regulatory disputes – either the state or private parties – […]

Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. to Combine with Vero Beach Based Estate Planning Firm

Published: February 1st, 2021

VERO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 1, 2021 – Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. announced today that it will join forces with Vero Beach-based estate planning firm, The Law Offices of John E. Moore, III. The Moore firm’s attorneys, paralegals and support staff join Dean Mead effective February 1, 2021. The combination strengthens the […]

The Times They Are a-Changin’: Possible Changes to the Tax Code Under the Biden Administration

Published: January 21st, 2021

By: Amanda L. Govin Stephen R. Looney

Biden has officially been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States with plans to address the Covid-19 Pandemic and implement immigration reform, among other things, within his first few days in office. Another priority item is the promise to overhaul the U.S. Tax Code, which was a large part of President Biden’s […]

Proposed Legislation Would Require Remote Sellers and Marketplace Providers to Collect Florida Sales Tax: Third Time’s the Charm?

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: January 8th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV Mark E. Holcomb

Florida is one of only two states that have yet to implement the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision authorizing states to require remote sellers to collect sales tax from in-state customers.[1]  The Florida Legislature considered (but failed to pass) such legislation during its 2019 and 2020 sessions.  These bills (Senate Bill 50 and House Bill […]

Can You Require an Employee to Get a COVID Vaccine?

Published: January 7th, 2021

By: Nichole M. Mooney

Recent announcements regarding the availability of vaccines for the COVID-19 virus have been both exciting and concerning for some employers and employees. Vaccinations are being rolled out nationwide and (hopefully) soon will be available for the general population. Employers now need to consider how they will address questions and concerns with respect to the vaccination […]

A Refresher On Current Solar Tax Incentives: It’s Important To Act Fast – 2020 Update

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: January 7th, 2021

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum Michael D. Minton Mark E. Holcomb

For a number of years, certain Federal, state and local tax incentives have been available to promote, among other things, the importance of renewable energy like solar power. These incentives benefit Florida’s business owners and residents who choose to implement solar energy systems on their property. Although this article focuses on opportunities for solar power, […]