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

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
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, […]

Pre-filed Legislation Would Impose Florida Sales Tax Collection Responsibilities on Remote Sellers and Marketplace Providers

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: August 21st, 2019

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

Florida is one of only two sales tax-imposing states that have not implemented the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal 2018 decision[1] authorizing states to impose sales tax collection responsibilities on remote sellers lacking a physical presence in the state.  That dubious distinction would end under recently filed proposed legislation.  Senate Bill 126 by Sen. Joe Gruters […]

Florida Wayfair Article in Law360

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: July 16th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman

Florida Tax Views: State Should Act On Wayfair In the interest of protecting in-state retailers and providing guidance to remote businesses, Florida legislation needs to address South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.  SALT attorneys French Brown and Robert Goldman explain why in their contributed article to Expert Analysis in Law360 Tax Authority. As states around the […]

Mark Holcomb and French Brown Speak at COST Seminar

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: June 28th, 2019

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

Dean Mead SALT attorneys, Mark Holcomb and French Brown, were among the featured speakers at the COST Southeast State Tax Seminar at Pfizer, Inc. in Memphis on June 27th.  Seminar topics highlighted an update on significant state tax issues for the Southeast States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee. Please see […]

Tax Refunds And Rate Reductions Ahead For Florida Companies

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: May 29th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, authored a guest column that was published in Law360 Tax Authority on May 15, 2019. The passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act caught Florida flat-footed. The 2018 regular legislative session started just two weeks after the TCJA’s passage and concluded 62 days later. During that time, […]

Wayfair: Formulating A Florida Response

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Published: April 23rd, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Robert S. Goldman

Dean Mead state and local tax attorney, Robert S. Goldman, recently served as lead researcher and author of a comprehensive Florida TaxWatch report on a significant issue facing Florida’s legislature in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 21, 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. , 138 S. Ct. 2080 (2018). Read […]

New Florida Corporate Income Tax Credits Explained by French Brown

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: April 2nd, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

State and Local Taxation (SALT) attorney French Brown recently authored “INSIGHT: Florida Corporate Income Tax Credits Help Recipients and Taxpayers Through New Law,” which appeared as an article in Bloomberg Tax. Brown focuses on three new tax credit improvements that are meant to encourage corporations to participate in the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program. […]

Mark Holcomb Comments on Florida Corporate Tax Cuts in Bloomberg Article

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: February 28th, 2019

By: Mark E. Holcomb

SALT attorney Mark Holcomb provides commentary for the article “Business Tax Cut Likely to Trigger in 2019, Florida Governor Says.” The article appears in a February 2019 edition of Bloomberg Law News. Holcomb explains aspects of Florida’s response to how the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affected the state’s corporate taxpayers. Florida Tax Cut […]