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Dean Mead Successfully Leads State’s Defense in Methadone Litigation

Published: September 13th, 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. In the end, Dean Mead successfully defended every award at issue. This was a good example of how parties on both sides of disputes such as […]

Updated General Revenue Forecast to Include Additional $2.6 Billion for State: What Does that Mean for Corporate Income Taxes?

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: August 20th, 2021

By: H. French Brown, IV

Earlier this week, the Revenue Estimating Conference updated its general revenue forecast to include an additional $2.6 billion for state fiscal years 2021-22 & 2022-23.  The addition of these revenues imply that the general revenues are now exceeding the State’s pre-COVID revenue forecasts; suggesting that Florida’s economy has recovered from the pandemic-related revenue losses seen […]

How Early Legal Advice Can Make a Difference in Florida Procurement

Published: April 22nd, 2021

By: William D. Hall, III

Companies rush to get legal advice if they believe their bids for Florida procurement contracts were not reviewed fairly, but the most timely legal advice they can secure is early on when they prepare bid proposals. Front-end review of bid documents by lawyers familiar with state requests for proposals and invitations to negotiate may eliminate […]

Florida Proposed Corporate Income Tax “Piggyback” Legislation Reflects Complexities of State Conformity

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: April 19th, 2021

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

In developing its annual corporate income tax “piggyback” bill, the Florida Legislature is considering the impact of conforming to 2020 federal tax changes adopted by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020[1] and Consolidated Appropriations Act.[2] Competing bills currently under consideration by the Senate (SB 7082, Amendment 763370) and […]

Florida Legislature Passes Significant Sales Tax Legislation

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
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
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, […]