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Florida Corporate Income Taxpayers Must Separately Report Key TCJA Impacts

Published: September 10th, 2019

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

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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Tax Refunds And Rate Reductions Ahead For Florida Companies

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

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 […]

Public-Private Partnerships Explained by Dean Mead Attorneys in Law360

Published: April 19th, 2019

By: Bradley R. Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum Michael D. Minton

“The Tax Price Tag On Public-Private Partnerships” was recently authored by Dean Mead attorneys Dana Apfelbaum, Brad Gould and Michael Minton and published by Law360. The authors open the article with the following as part of an overview of public-private partnerships: Public-private partnerships between federal, state and local governmental agencies and private landowners provide an […]

New Florida Corporate Income Tax Credits Explained by 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. […]

Appeals Court Hands Florida Taxpayers Historic Victory on Property Tax Assessments

Published: April 1st, 2019

By: Robert S. Goldman

A Florida appellate court has delivered a huge win for taxpayers who contest property tax assessments. The decision was issued in Darden Restaurants Inc. v. Singh, Case No. 5D16-4049 (Fla. 5th DCA March 1, 2019).  “The ruling ensures that taxpayers will now have a fighting chance” in those cases, said Dean Mead’s Robert S. Goldman, […]

Chris Moya and Jennifer Ungru in Orlando Business Journal on 2019 Legislative Session

Published: March 14th, 2019

By: Christopher Moya Jennifer P. Ungru

In a recent Orlando Business Journal article, “Legislative preview: Orlando businesses should keep an eye on these proposals,” Dean Mead government relations professionals Chris Moya, director of strategy and management consulting, and Jennifer Ungru, corporate affairs advisor, provide insight on major bills that have the potential to change policies in industries throughout Florida.  The government […]