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Florida Legislature Passes Significant Sales Tax Legislation

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: April 12th, 2021

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

The Florida Legislature passed the most significant Florida tax legislation in recent memory on April 8, 2021. The bill will substantially benefit Florida businesses and taxpayers. As we previously reported, Senate Bill 50 will modernize Florida’s sales and use tax system to impose tax collection obligations on remote sellers and marketplace providers. In addition, anticipated […]

Florida Legislature: Remote Sales and Marketplace Legislation

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: March 11th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV

On March 10th, the President of the Florida Senate and Speaker of the House outlined a plan to pass Senate Bill 50 and its companion, House Bill 15. Today, the Ways & Means Committee approved House Bill 15, including an amendment to eliminate a substantial reemployment tax increase that was set to go into place this year. […]

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 […]

Florida Economists Add More Than $2 Billion in Estimated General Revenue Over Two Years

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: December 22nd, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Yesterday, December 21, the Florida Revenue Estimating Conference finalized an updated General Revenue Forecast. This latest forecast added $1.4 billion in anticipated general revenue to the forecast for the current state fiscal year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) and another $626 million to the forecast for the next state fiscal year (July 1, […]

Florida Voters Approve Two Property Tax-Related Constitutional Amendments

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: November 4th, 2020

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Florida voters approved two amendments to the Florida Constitution that appeared on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot. These amendments expand existing homestead property tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans with permanent combat-related disabilities and for portability of the general homestead exemption benefit.  A third amendment, not directly tax-related but with implications for […]

Dean Mead Team Represents Department of Financial Services in Latest Victory

On September 24, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Department of Financial Services in a case involving questions of statutory interpretation and financial liability for the state in Barnett v. State of Florida, Department of Financial Services. Dean Mead attorneys Peter Dunbar, Marc Dunbar, Daniel Russell, and Will Hall represented the […]

COVID-19 Impacts on Florida’s General Revenue Fund & Economic Forecast

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: August 14th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Today, the Florida Revenue Estimating Conference met to estimate and forecast the State’s future general revenue collections for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Executive Summary of the Conference is available by clicking here. Florida’s general revenue fund is the main source of discretionary funding for the State.  At the […]

Florida Department of Revenue Emergency Order Providing Limited Relief to Corporate Income Taxpayers: April 27, 2020

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: April 28th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

On March 26, 2020, the Florida Department of Revenue issued Emergency Orders delaying sales tax and property tax payments for some businesses. On April 6, 2020, Governor DeSantis directed the Department of Revenue to issue an Emergency Order suspending the state’s documentary stamp tax on notes and written obligations made pursuant to Title I of […]