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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 […]

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 […]

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: February 4th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Brittany O. Finkbeiner

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II Election Reform After Florida’s 2018 general election became the subject of national news, state leaders appear poised to address voting laws this session. Under Florida election law, if one candidate has a margin of victory of less than 0.5 percent over the second-place finisher, […]

Florida Financial Outlook – Currently Sunny with Slight Chance of Recession

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Michael Dobson
Published: January 10th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV Michael B. Dobson

Balancing Florida’s Budget Florida’s Constitution mandates the Legislature pass a single bill each year – a balanced state budget. The biggest constraint our legislators face when crafting a budget each spring is the amount of revenue forecasted to be available at the end of the current fiscal year and through the next fiscal year. In […]

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

By: 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 […]

French Brown Explains Possible Florida Taxpayer Effects Due to Proposed Amendments

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

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, 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 fate (along with […]

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

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

By: 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. […]

French Brown Comments on Florida Amendment 2 Issue

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: September 28th, 2018

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, was quoted in the recent article “Amendment 2 gets $4 million boost from Florida Realtors,” which in appeared in Florida Politics. Brown stated, “If property tax values are allowed to increase unchecked in the future — if Amendment 2 fails — then it can certainly hit all Floridians in […]