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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 […]

FAFSA App May Make it Easier for College Students to Apply for Financial Assistance by Joanie B. Stein, CPA


Posted on December 10, 2018 by Joanie Stein

Families with children preparing to attend college for the 2019-2020 academic year may have an easier time applying for loans, grants and scholarships from federal and state sources thanks to a redesigned Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website and the introduction of a new mobile app called MyStudentAid, which is available for Apple and […]

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