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Appeals Court Hands Florida Taxpayers Historic Victory on Property Tax Assessments

Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: April 1st, 2019

By: Robert S. Goldman

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, […]

Mark Holcomb Elected as Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: February 19th, 2019

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Tallahassee, Fla. — Mark E. Holcomb, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s State and Local Taxation Practice Group in Tallahassee, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC). Holcomb was one of 12 new Fellows elected into the College’s ranks at the organization’s Annual Meeting in January. Fellows of the College […]

Florida DOR Publishes Report on Impacts to Florida Taxpayers due to TCJA

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 15th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

As previously discussed in multiple Dean Mead articles, the 2018 Florida Legislature did not have the time available to fully understand and estimate the impact from the 2017 Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Therefore, the Legislature directed the Florida Department of Revenue to conduct an analysis of the impacts on Florida taxpayers. You can find […]

Florida Property Tax Litigation: Procedural Traps for the Unwary

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: August 3rd, 2018

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

A recent appellate court decision illustrates a common procedural trap befalling taxpayers in the minefield of Florida property tax litigation. Among the jurisdictional requirements to judicially challenge a property tax assessment is the taxpayer’s continuing obligation to either timely challenge or pay the amount of taxes assessed for subsequent years during which the first suit […]

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

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb

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 […]

A Brave New World: The Taxation of Online and Mail Order Sales in a Post-Wayfair Florida

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb

On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court abrogated long-standing precedent prohibiting states from requiring the collection of use tax by out-of-state retailers not having a physical presence in that state. The 5-4 South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al. decision was not the normal liberal and conservative split of Justices, and it continues […]

Florida Department of Revenue Publishes Tax Refund Forms for Farms, Nursing Homes, and Assisted Living Facilities Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: May 29th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

The 2018 Legislature created two sales tax refunds and a motor fuel tax refund for agricultural operations impacted by Hurricane Irma.[1]  Additionally, the Legislature created a sales tax exemption for equipment used to generate emergency electric energy at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Recently, the Department of Revenue published the forms necessary to apply […]

Ad Valorem Taxpayers Who Settle at VAB Are Entitled to Interest

Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: May 21st, 2018

By: Robert S. Goldman

In 2011 the Florida Legislature enacted section 194.014, Florida Statutes, requiring taxpayers who petition the Value Adjustment Board for reductions in their ad valorem tax valuations to pay at least 75% of the related taxes (less any statutory early payment discount) as a condition to invoking the VAB process (petitioning taxpayers with classification or exemption […]