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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 […]

The Florida DOR’s Thirteen TCJA Topics – A Closer Look

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: September 7th, 2018

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

Many states, like Florida, adopt or “piggyback” the Internal Revenue Code as the starting point for calculating their state corporate income tax, subject to certain modifications. The Florida Legislature’s adoption of the Internal Revenue Code in effect on January 1, 2018, which includes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has potentially broad ramifications for Florida […]

Florida Department of Revenue Conducts First Public Meeting Regarding TCJA Changes

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Dean Mead Attorney Robert Goldman
Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: August 23rd, 2018

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

The December 22, 2017, effective date of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) afforded the Florida Legislature little time during its 2018 Regular Session to evaluate the potential impact of the TCJA’s many domestic and foreign provisions on Florida’s corporate income tax. As a result, the Legislature directed the Department of Revenue to […]

Mark Holcomb Comments on Wayfair Sales Tax Case for Bloomberg Article

Dean Mead Attorney Mark Holcomb
Published: August 17th, 2018

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Mark Holcomb, an attorney in Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office, provided commentary for the article “Florida Tax Case Raises Specter of Retroactive ‘Wayfair’ Use.” The article, which appeared in the August 14, 2018 edition of Bloomberg Tax, focuses on the court filing by the Florida Attorney General’s Office regarding retroactive enforcement of the Supreme Court’s Wayfair […]