Florida provides a generous property tax benefit to its residents – the homestead tax exemption. There are two significant benefits provided by this exemption: an annual reduction in ad valorem property taxes assessed on the homestead residence; and a cap on the value of the homestead residence. The latter is known as the Save Our […]
Charles H. Egerton and Edward A. Waters, attorneys in Dean Mead’s Tax Department co-authored the article, “Update of the Tax Consequences of the Formation and Operation of a Mitigation Bank”, published in the Tax Tip column of the Journal of Passthrough Entities, Volume 21, Issue 3, May-June 2018, a publication of CCH.
Tax Reform Opens New Possibilities for Florida’s Real Estate Investors Ask a 6th grade student about the secret to successful real estate investments. The parroted answer might be – “location, location, location”. Ask a seasoned real estate developer the same question. The answer may be similar but with a slight refinement – like “find the […]
Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead has been ranked among the top Florida law firms in Chambers USA 2018 America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual publication by Chambers and Partners. The rankings include seven of the firm’s attorneys in the categories of Tax and State and Local Taxation. The attorneys receiving the prestigious recognition include: […]
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 […]
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 […]
In Fargo, the Tax Court held that a couple had ordinary income from a property sale by a partnership in which they were partners because the property was sold in the ordinary course of business. The taxpayer, husband and wife, were partners in Girard Development, L.P. (GDLP), an entity subject to the partnership procedures under […]