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Updated – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Passed: What Employers Need To Know

Published: March 26th, 2020

By: Nichole M. Mooney

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the FFCRA). The Department of Labor has clarified the effective to be April 1, 2020. This is one of several relief acts addressing relief due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. [1] For employers and employees, three provisions of the FFCRA have immediate impact. Division […]


Published: March 26th, 2020

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Late Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved HB 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to promptly approve it, and the President has publicly indicated that he will sign it. This analysis assumes that it will proceed through both of those steps unchanged. CARES […]

Congress Passes Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Late last night the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).  The House of Representatives is scheduled to pass CARES tomorrow and the President has publicly stated he will sign it.  CARES will be the second stimulus package from the federal government addressing economic impact wrought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. […]

Florida Department of Revenue Emergency Orders Regarding Sales and Property Tax: March 26, 2020

Dean Mead Attorney French Brown
Published: March 26th, 2020

By: H. French Brown, IV

Today, the Department of Revenue Executive Director Jim Zingale issued two emergency orders related to sales & use tax and property taxes.    Sales and Use Tax – Emergency Order # 20-52-DOR-002 This order only applies to: sales and use tax, tourist development tax, new tire fees, rental car surcharge, prepaid wireless E-911 fee, lead […]

COVID-19 Update from Dean Mead

Published: March 23rd, 2020

By: Marc D. Chapman

Dean Mead is continuing to monitor the developing situation with COVID-19, and our hearts go out to those impacted by the virus. Our number one priority at Dean Mead is the health, safety and well-being of our employees, our clients, families and the community. Currently all Dean Mead offices throughout Florida are open and operational. […]

It’s Official! Tax Day is Now July 15, 2020

Published: March 21st, 2020

By: Brad Gould Jane Dunlap Callahan

This evening, the IRS released Notice 2020-18, confirming Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s earlier tweet that the April 15 due date to file Federal tax returns and pay the related income tax is extended until July 15, 2020. The due date to pay all Federal income taxes due for 2019 and for the first quarter of 2020 […]