Issues of Interest

SCAMS RELATED TO COVID Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a consumer alert about new scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scams run the gamut from text messages and phone calls to impostors posing as health workers offering free COVID-19 tests. We all must remember to never give out personal or financial information to solicitors Read more about Issues of Interest[…]

Legal Updates

FLOWER SALES TAX Florida’s Supreme Court ruled on a case involving the application of sales tax on flowers ordered by out-of-state customers and filled by out-of-state florists.  An internet company had sought protection from sales tax collection.  The Court ruled that because the company was registered in Florida and had a physical presence in the Read more about Legal Updates[…]

New Laws Went into effect July 1st

159 new laws went into effect in Florida on July 1st. A sampling: HB 7099- the $129.1 million package exempts sales taxes on food and drinks sold by veterans’ organizations; revises how taxes are calculated on alcohol and tobacco sales for cruise ships within Florida waters; on pear cider; and on an excise tax on aviation fuel. It Read more about New Laws Went into effect July 1st[…]

Bills that Failed

BILLS THAT FAILED The following is a sampling of bills which failed this legislative session, largely because of the impasse between the Senate and House. Expect to see many of these issues return next year. SALES TAX HOLIDAYS   The annual back-to-school weekend holiday (to begin on July 31st), a  July 4th tax free day on Read more about Bills that Failed[…]

Tax-Free Holiday

Now is your chance to purchase energy saving appliances. Starting Friday, September 19th, qualifying energy Star and WaterSense products including clothes washers and dryers, refrigerators, freezers, high efficiency toilets and water heaters will be tax-free. The holiday runs through September 21st. Click here for more details and to see a complete listing of tax exempt items.