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Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2019

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: December 5th, 2018

Mark E. Holcomb Vicki L. Berman

Commercial Landlord and Property Manager Alert: Florida’s Rent Tax Rate Reduced (Again) for 2019 The Florida Legislature has, again, reduced the state commercial rentals tax rate for rental periods beginning on or after January 1, 2019. Local option (county) surtax rates, however, are not affected. While the reduced state tax rate applies to commercial rental […]

How Amendment 6 Will Impact Florida Tax Law

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: November 29th, 2018

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

The End of Agency Deference: How Amendment 6 Will Impact Florida Tax Law Florida voters approved Amendment 6 to the Florida Constitution in the November 2018 midterm election. Amendment 6 requires state court judges and administrative law judges to interpret state statutes and regulations de novo, or anew, without deferring to an administrative agency’s interpretation […]

Michael Minton Featured Presenter at Florida TaxWatch 2018 Conference

Published: November 19th, 2018

Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead Tax attorney Michael Minton was the featured Tax Policy Discussion speaker at the 2018 TaxWatch Conference. His presentation focused on Opportunity Zones. Minton is the current chair of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar, and he also is the chair of Dean Mead’s Agribusiness and Solar Energy teams. The 39th Annual TaxWatch […]

Dean Mead Receives Recognition from 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Published: November 15th, 2018

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead was selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” which was recently released by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm was recognized for multiple practice areas in the Orlando, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings. Dean Mead also […]

Steve Looney Presents Section 199A and Pass-Through Entities Seminar at NYU Taxation Institute

Published: November 15th, 2018

Stephen R. Looney

Stephen Looney, chair of Dean Mead’s Corporate and Tax Department, recently co-presented seminars on “Section 199A and Its Application to Pass-Through Entities” at the NYU School of Professional Studies 77th Institute on Federal Taxation – “A Year of Insights and Analyses From America’s Top Tax Authorities.” During his presentation sessions held on October 25 in […]

Qualified Opportunity Zones – Recent IRS Proposed Regulations

Published: November 13th, 2018

Stephen R. Looney

On October 19, 2018, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations addressing new Sections 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2 relating to Qualified Opportunity Zones. Among other things, the Proposed Regulations confirmed that only capital gains (short-term or long-term) can be deferred under Section 1400Z-2. Section 1400Z-2 permits a taxpayer to defer recognition of a capital gain if an amount […]

French Brown Explains Possible Florida Taxpayer Effects Due to Proposed Amendments

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: October 26th, 2018

H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney French Brown recently authored the Law 360 article “How Florida’s Proposed Amendments Would Affect Taxpayers.” In the October 24 article, Brown reviews information regarding three amendments related to Florida’s tax system. The Florida Legislature placed these tax-related amendments to Florida’s Constitution on the upcoming election ballot. Florida voters will decide their […]

French Brown Shares Insight on Vote of Florida’s Amendment 2 Importance

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: October 22nd, 2018

H. French Brown, IV

French Brown, Dean Mead SALT attorney, was quoted in two recent articles regarding Florida Amendment 2, which is on the ballot in the upcoming election. The Amendment’s passage, which requires 60% of the vote, would make permanent a 10 percent tax cap on non-homestead property. Florida non-homestead properties include businesses, residential rentals, and vacant lots. […]