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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 […]

Pete Dunbar Quoted in Tampa Bay Times on 2007 Condo Law

Published: July 19th, 2019

A 2007 statute, intended to help with post-hurricane condo redevelopment, might now be used to force Tampa Bay seniors out of their homes. Our own Pete Dunbar, an expert on condo law and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, weighs in on the issue in the article ‘How a billion-dollar company could […]

Florida Wayfair Article in Law360

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: July 16th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman

Florida Tax Views: State Should Act On Wayfair In the interest of protecting in-state retailers and providing guidance to remote businesses, Florida legislation needs to address South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.  SALT attorneys French Brown and Robert Goldman explain why in their contributed article to Expert Analysis in Law360 Tax Authority. As states around the […]

Mark Holcomb and French Brown Speak at COST Seminar

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: June 28th, 2019

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

Dean Mead SALT attorneys, Mark Holcomb and French Brown, were among the featured speakers at the COST Southeast State Tax Seminar at Pfizer, Inc. in Memphis on June 27th.  Seminar topics highlighted an update on significant state tax issues for the Southeast States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Please see […]

Tax Refunds And Rate Reductions Ahead For Florida Companies

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: May 29th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, authored a guest column that was published in Law360 Tax Authority on May 15, 2019. The passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act caught Florida flat-footed. The 2018 regular legislative session started just two weeks after the TCJA’s passage and concluded 62 days later. During that time, […]

Florida Legislative Update: Significant Changes Ahead for Healthcare Providers

Published: May 15th, 2019

By: Jennifer P. Ungru

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session focused on healthcare and made significant changes to the delivery system of healthcare.  The Legislature opened regulatory structures in an effort to expand competition, with the ultimate goal of lowering costs to the consumer. The issue that got the most attention – the Certificate of Need program for the general […]