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New Homeowner? Time to Get Your Homestead

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Brad Gould

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 […]

Mark Holcomb Comments on Florida Corporate Tax Cuts in Bloomberg Article

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 […]

Mark Holcomb Elected as Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel

Published: February 19th, 2019

By: Mark E. Holcomb

Tallahassee, Fla. — Mark E. Holcomb, a shareholder in Dean Mead’s State and Local Taxation Practice Group in Tallahassee, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC). Holcomb was one of 12 new Fellows elected into the College’s ranks at the organization’s Annual Meeting in January. Fellows of the College […]

New Homeowner? Time to Get Your Homestead

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Brad Gould

Florida provides a generous property tax benefit to its residents – the homestead tax exemption. There are two significant benefits provided by this exemption: an annual reduction in ad valorem property taxes assessed on the homestead residence; and a cap on the value of the homestead residence. The latter is known as the Save Our […]

Key Legislative Issues on the Forefront in 2019 – Part II

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, […]

IRS Issues Final Regulations on QBI Deduction Under Section 199A

Published: January 25th, 2019

By: Stephen R. Looney

On January 18, 2019, the IRS issued Final Regulations under new Section 199A (“Final Regulations”), which generally provides a deduction equal to 20% of an owner’s allocable share of the “qualified business income” (QBI) from a pass-through entity (S corporation, partnership, LLC taxed as a partnership or S corporation), or from a sole proprietorship. The […]

Tax Exemptions for Solar Farms Explained by French Brown in i4 Business Article

Published: January 17th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney French Brown recently authored the i4 Business article “Florida Tax Exemptions Are Available for Solar Farms.” The article highlights cost-saving opportunities for solar energy projects, which are available for developers across the state. Currently, Florida law provides significant state and local tax exemptions to solar farmers. In his article, Brown explains […]

Florida Financial Outlook – Currently Sunny with Slight Chance of Recession

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 […]

Dean Mead Participates in 2018 Florida Opportunity Zones Conference

Published: December 18th, 2018

By: Michael D. Minton Stephen R. Looney

The firm is pleased to provide support to the first Florida Opportunity Zones Conference. Steve Looney, Dean Mead tax attorney and chair of the firm’s Tax and Corporate Department, is also presenting at an event seminar, “Understanding Rules & Regulations for Opportunity Funds.” He recently wrote about the topic in the informative article “Qualified Opportunity Zones […]