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Real Estate

5 Reasons You Should Not Hold Real Estate in an S Corporation by John G. Ebenger, CPA


Posted on September 04, 2019 by John Ebenger

Savvy investors know that holding real estate in their individual names is a bad idea that exposes them to a broad range of legal risks and personal financial liabilities. Instead, U.S. tax laws permit investors to structure their real estate holdings into separate business entities, such as partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations, which […]

Tax Implications of Florida’s 2019 Legislative Session by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on June 19, 2019 by Karen Lake

The Florida legislature recently passed a $91.1 billion budget for 2019 that provides some significant wins for individuals and business taxpayers located in the state while failing to address the remote and online sales tax collection issue created by the Supreme Court’s June 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. Here are the details. Reduced […]

Florida Reduces State Sales Tax on Commercial Real Estate Leases for 2019 by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on January 15, 2019 by Karen Lake

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Florida’s sales tax rate on the total rent that commercial real estate owners charge and receive from tenants is 5.7 percent, a decrease from 5.8 percent in 2018, and 6.0 percent in 2017.  Real property rentals subject to the reduced rate include commercial office space, retail, warehouses and certain self-storage units, excluding storage […]