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Articles About State and Local Taxation

Initial Details Released on COVID-19 Impacts to Florida Tax Revenues

Published: May 27th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Florida’s general revenue fund is the main source of discretionary funding for the State.  This January, the State’s economists estimated that the State would receive $36.2B in general revenue during the State’s fiscal year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Of that amount, approximately $12.5B (34.5%) was expected to be received in March through […]

The Florida Department of Revenue Seeks Legislation to Use Businesses’ Credit Card Data Against Them

Published: February 12th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV Angela Bonds

The Florida Department of Revenue is actively pursuing legislation to mandate payment settlement companies, such as banks and credit card companies, to annually report credit card and third-party sales transactions for all Florida businesses. The Department will then use this data to analyze any business’s tax collection, and to audit or levy assessments if the […]

Dean Mead Attorneys Featured on Small Biz Florida Podcast

Published: February 7th, 2020

By: Michael D. Minton H. French Brown, IV

Tune in to the most recent segment of Small Biz Florida which features shareholders Michael Minton and French Brown on Episode 3. The attorneys paired up to discuss why a small business needs to engage and build a relationship with a qualified business attorney, the importance of understanding and dealing with tax issues upfront instead […]

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

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, […]

French Brown featured in Orlando Sentinel on Corporate Income Tax

Published: November 15th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

H. French Brown IV, a SALT attorney in our Tallahassee office was featured in the article, In Florida, 99% of companies pay no corporate income tax — with lawmakers’ blessing | Special Report, published in the Orlando Sentinel on November 13, 2019. Business is booming in Florida, where a low-tax business climate is preserved by […]

French Brown in Orlando Sentinel on Newly Proposed Legislation

Published: September 25th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney, French Brown, was recently quoted in the article, Lobbyists for Amazon, Walmart and other big businesses are writing a law to collect Florida sales tax online, published on September 25, 2019 in the Orlando Sentinel. The article highlights proposed legislation that would ensure Florida shoppers are paying sales tax on most […]

Florida Corporate Income Taxpayers Must Separately Report Key TCJA Impacts

Published: September 10th, 2019

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

The Florida Legislature continues to grapple with the effects of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Florida corporate income taxpayers.  Over the past two years, the Legislature decoupled Florida’s tax code from two significant TCJA provisions (bonus depreciation and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI)),[1] but largely left the effects of other domestic […]

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

Published: August 21st, 2019

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

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 […]

Increased Florida Corporate Tax Collections Estimated to Trigger $540M in Refunds

Published: August 14th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Increased Florida Corporate Tax Collections Estimated to Trigger $540M in Refunds Statewide and 2019 Tax Rate Reduction to 4.459% As previously reported by Dean Mead, Florida’s corporate income taxpayers will be receiving a significant tax refund in spring 2020 and a retroactive corporate tax rate reduction for 2019 (Tax Refunds and Rate Reductions Ahead for […]

Florida Wayfair Article in Law360

Published: July 16th, 2019

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

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 […]

Florida Trend Recognizes 13 Attorneys as ‘Legal Elite’

Published: June 29th, 2019

  Thirteen Dean Mead attorneys have been recognized among Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2019. The list appears in the July edition of the publication and includes five of the firm’s shareholders who are members of the distinguished Hall of Fame. Darryl M. Bloodworth, Lauren Y. Detzel, Peter M. Dunbar, Mark E. Holcomb, and Cari L. Roth […]

Mark Holcomb and French Brown Speak at COST Seminar

Published: June 28th, 2019

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

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 […]

19 Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Published: June 19th, 2019

Orlando, Fla. – Florida Super Lawyers recently announced that 19 Dean Mead attorneys have been named to the publication’s annual list of top-ranked lawyers including three attorneys who are selected as rising stars in Florida for 2019.  The honorees are among a diverse list of the top attorneys, nominated by their own peers. No more […]

Dean Mead and Space Coast EDC Offers Legislative Update on June 12th

Published: June 6th, 2019

By: Peter M. Dunbar

The Legislative Session concluded in Tallahassee in May and as a result, key legislation for Florida’s business and real estate community was enacted in several areas. Please join us for an overview of the new laws and the changes imposed as a result of these key bills. Learn how they will impact the future of […]