Florida – Announcing the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday July 1-7, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Consumers can purchase qualifying recreation and outdoor supplies and admissions to entertainment and cultural events exempt from tax during the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday. Passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Continue reading Florida – Announcing the Freedom Week Sales Tax Holiday July 1-7, 2021

Florida – DOR Announces Changes to Florida Sales and Use Tax Law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As a result of a new law, sales and use tax collected from remote sales will be added to the Unemployment Compensation (UC) Trust Fund. In accordance with chapter 2021-2, Laws of Florida, the Department of Revenue will Continue reading Florida – DOR Announces Changes to Florida Sales and Use Tax Law

Florida- Pandemic Renews Internet Sales Tax Debate

The Covid-19 pandemic has blown a huge hole in the state budget as state sales tax revenues are down due to the drop in tourism and stay-at-home orders that have kept people from shopping. One proposal to fill the revenue Continue reading Florida- Pandemic Renews Internet Sales Tax Debate

Multi-State- Sales Tax Laws Roundup: April-May 2020

At the start of April, individuals and organizations were just coming to terms with stay-at-home orders and closures of nonessential businesses. As states start to relax those provisions, businesses are beginning to prepare for what comes next. Because Florida doesn’t Continue reading Multi-State- Sales Tax Laws Roundup: April-May 2020

Florida- Sales Tax Class Action Against BJ’s Wholesale Revived After Appellate Stumble

A South Florida class action lawsuit accusing BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. of deceptive and unfair trade practices has bounced back from an appellate reversal with a trial court ruling granting class certification. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas expressed confidence in Continue reading Florida- Sales Tax Class Action Against BJ’s Wholesale Revived After Appellate Stumble

Florida- Equitable Sales-Tax Increase May Be Key to Economic Recovery

It’s no secret that due to the pandemic, Florida is suffering an unprecedented economic downturn, with state budget cuts looming ahead. Yet even in these dark times, it’s important to remember that every adversity carries with it the seed of Continue reading Florida- Equitable Sales-Tax Increase May Be Key to Economic Recovery

Florida- Can Remote Sales Tax Help Florida’s COVID-19 Budget Crisis?

Florida has no income tax or remote sales tax, so it relies heavily on sales tax collected by in-state businesses. With many of these businesses shuttered or making only a fraction of their normal sales due COVID-19, the Sunshine State Continue reading Florida- Can Remote Sales Tax Help Florida’s COVID-19 Budget Crisis?

Florida- Group Warns that Florida May Not Get What it Needs from CARES Act APRIL 29, 2020

Florida cannot use federal bailout money from the CARES Act to shore up the most serious budgetary problems being caused by the coronavirus crisis, the anticipated collapse of tax revenue, the Florida Policy Institute warned Tuesday. The group cited new Continue reading Florida- Group Warns that Florida May Not Get What it Needs from CARES Act APRIL 29, 2020

Florida- Small Businesses Looking to Expand Bridge Loan Program

Florida Democrats say they’re curious about the vetting process that resulted in just 1,000 small businesses receiving emergency bridge loans from the state to keep them afloat through the coronavirus pandemic. More than 38,000 applied for the bridge loan program which Continue reading Florida- Small Businesses Looking to Expand Bridge Loan Program

Florida – SB 126 Florida Wayfair Law Economic Nexus 100/200

Senate Bill 126 proposes a $100,000 or 200 sales count as their Economic Nexus threshold. The bill received a unanimous 5 to 0 vote in the committee on Commerce and Tourism. The bill now sits in the Committee on Finance Continue reading Florida – SB 126 Florida Wayfair Law Economic Nexus 100/200