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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 […]

Florida Department of Revenue Emergency Order Suspending Documentary Stamp Tax on CARES Act Loans: April 6, 2020

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: April 6th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

On March 26, the Florida Department of Revenue issued Emergency Orders delaying sales tax and property tax payments.  Today, Governor DeSantis directed the Department of Revenue to issue a new Emergency Order suspending the state’s documentary stamp tax on notes and written obligations made pursuant to Title I of the CARES Act.  The Governor’s action […]

Dan Russell Discusses Law and Policy of Marijuana in Florida

Published: January 24th, 2020

By: Daniel R. Russell

We are excited to highlight of counsel Daniel R. Russell as a panelist in the Federalist Society’s 2020 Florida Chapters Conference. The sixth annual conference will be held Friday, January 31 through Saturday, February 1 in Orlando at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts. Russell focuses his practice on civil and administrative litigation, government relations […]

Pre-filed Legislation Would Impose Florida Sales Tax Collection Responsibilities on Remote Sellers and Marketplace Providers

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: August 21st, 2019

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

Florida is one of only two sales tax-imposing states that have not implemented the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal 2018 decision[1] authorizing states to impose sales tax collection responsibilities on remote sellers lacking a physical presence in the state.  That dubious distinction would end under recently filed proposed legislation.  Senate Bill 126 by Sen. Joe Gruters […]

Increased Florida Corporate Tax Collections Estimated to Trigger $540M in Refunds

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: August 14th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Increased Florida Corporate Tax Collections Estimated to Trigger $540M in Refunds Statewide and 2019 Tax Rate Reduction to 4.459% As previously reported by Dean Mead, Florida’s corporate income taxpayers will be receiving a significant tax refund in spring 2020 and a retroactive corporate tax rate reduction for 2019 (Tax Refunds and Rate Reductions Ahead for […]

Don’t Just Roll Over When a State Agency Rule Adversely Affects Your Business

Published: July 30th, 2019

By: William D. Hall, III

A recent Florida court decision that focused on the definition of “smokable tobacco” illustrates how businesses can successfully challenge unadopted agency policies that affect them adversely. Our state Legislature passes laws and then often gives agencies the authority to write the rules for enforcing the laws – the fine print of the law. Many regulations […]