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Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert: Hillsborough County Tax Rate Reduced by Court Action

Published: March 19th, 2021

By: Vicki L. Berman Mark E. Holcomb

The Florida Supreme Court recently invalidated the 1% transportation discretionary sales surtax approved by Hillsborough County voters in November 2018.[1] As a result, the Florida Department of Revenue advises that dealers cease collecting this 1% Hillsborough County surtax, effective immediately.[2] Commercial landlords and property managers should promptly reduce the tax rate charged in Hillsborough County […]

Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020

Published: December 5th, 2019

By: Vicki L. Berman Mark E. Holcomb

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert:    Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2020 The Florida Legislature has, again, reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2020.  Local option (county) surtax rates, however, remain unchanged.  While the reduced state tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration, […]

Appeals Court Hands Florida Taxpayers Historic Victory on Property Tax Assessments

Published: April 1st, 2019

A Florida appellate court has delivered a huge win for taxpayers who contest property tax assessments. The decision was issued in Darden Restaurants Inc. v. Singh, Case No. 5D16-4049 (Fla. 5th DCA March 1, 2019).  “The ruling ensures that taxpayers will now have a fighting chance” in those cases, said Dean Mead’s Robert S. Goldman, […]

11 Dean Mead Attorneys Honored as Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown

Orlando, Fla. — Eleven Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2018. The list appears in the July edition of the publication. This year Cari L. Roth is inducted into The Legal Elite Hall of Fame joining fellow shareholders, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar and Mark E. Holcomb […]

Department of Revenue Bulletin: Property Tax Relief for Citrus Equipment

Published: June 12th, 2018

By: Dennis G. Corrick

On June 1, 2018 the Department of Revenue issued a bulletin which serves as a reminder of property tax relief available in tax year 2018 for certain citrus fruit packing and processing facilities. The bulletin, PTO 18-02, follows the 2018 enactment of a Florida law (Laws of Florida Ch. 2018-118) providing that tangible personal property […]

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert: Complying with Florida’s New Rent Tax Rate

Published: December 21st, 2017

By: Vicki L. Berman Mark E. Holcomb

The Florida Legislature reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate from 6% to 5.8% for rental periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018. This article guides commercial landlords and property managers in complying with that rate change.  While the reduced tax rate applies to commercial rental consideration, it does not apply to other charges […]

The Florida Commercial Rent Tax: Four Traps for the Unwary

Published: March 28th, 2017

As the only American state with a sales tax on commercial rentals, Florida has a history of presenting businesses with unwelcome surprises in the form of audit assessments. What follows below is a summary of the top four misunderstandings that create taxpayer exposure. Tax base is broader than just “rent.” The measure of tax is […]

Laura Minton Young’s byline on TRIM Reports in Florida Today

Published: December 11th, 2014

By: Laura Minton Young

Laura Minton Young’s byline titled, Know the ins and out of Truth in Millage reports, was published in Florida Today. Laura is a Board Certified real estate attorney in Dean Mead’s Viera office. The full article may be viewed HERE. This article has been posted with permission from Florida Today.