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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. […]

Florida Legislature Proposes Mandatory Combined Reporting for Florida’s Corporate Taxpayers, in Addition to a Corporate Income Tax Rate Increase in 2022

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 28th, 2021

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

State Representative Fred Hawkins (Republican; St. Cloud) has filed House Bill 999 that would mandate multistate and multinational companies to file a single Florida corporate income tax return covering their entire business, rather than letting them file separate returns for subsidiaries. It’s a concept known as mandatory unitary combined reporting (MUCR). In its most simple […]

Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. to Combine with Vero Beach Based Estate Planning Firm

Published: February 1st, 2021

VERO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 1, 2021 – Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. announced today that it will join forces with Vero Beach-based estate planning firm, The Law Offices of John E. Moore, III. The Moore firm’s attorneys, paralegals and support staff join Dean Mead effective February 1, 2021. The combination strengthens the […]

The Times They Are a-Changin’: Possible Changes to the Tax Code Under the Biden Administration

Published: January 21st, 2021

By: Amanda (Govin) Downing Stephen R. Looney

Biden has officially been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States with plans to address the Covid-19 Pandemic and implement immigration reform, among other things, within his first few days in office. Another priority item is the promise to overhaul the U.S. Tax Code, which was a large part of President Biden’s […]

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 […]

A Refresher On Current Solar Tax Incentives: It’s Important To Act Fast – 2020 Update

Published: January 7th, 2021

By: Dana M. Apfelbaum Michael D. Minton Mark E. Holcomb

For a number of years, certain Federal, state and local tax incentives have been available to promote, among other things, the importance of renewable energy like solar power. These incentives benefit Florida’s business owners and residents who choose to implement solar energy systems on their property. Although this article focuses on opportunities for solar power, […]

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, […]

Florida Voters Approve Two Property Tax-Related Constitutional Amendments

Published: November 4th, 2020

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Florida voters approved two amendments to the Florida Constitution that appeared on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot. These amendments expand existing homestead property tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans with permanent combat-related disabilities and for portability of the general homestead exemption benefit.  A third amendment, not directly tax-related but with implications for […]