Commercial Rental Sales Tax Decrease, Surtax Increase

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Effective January 1, 2019, there will be a decrease in the sales tax rate for renting, leasing, letting or granting a license to use commercial real estate. The rate will fall from 5.8% to 5.7%. Examples of real property subject to the real property rental sales tax include commercial office space or retail space, warehouses, and self-storage units or mini-warehouses. …

FRS re-enrollment in 2017

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The Florida Retirement System (FRS) has a major flaw which disincentives reemployment by individuals who were employed by the state prior to July 1, 2010 and have “received a benefit” (i.e. rolledover or withdrew funds) from FRS and then became reemployed by the State. In 2010, the Florida legislature enacted what it referred to as the “double dipping legislation” which …

Wrongful Evictions: A Guide for Landlords

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With so much bad information being circulated about landlord-tenant laws, it is vitally important for landlord’s to comprehend the scope of their authority and how to handle problematic tenants, legally. If not, inexperienced landlords might find themselves unnecessarily defending against wrongful eviction claims.

Fictitious Names: Don’t Count on ‘Em

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It has become quite common for people, corporations, and other entities to employ a variety of names by which they choose to identify themselves. These alternative names are better known in the legal profession as fictitious names and are regulated in Florida by Florida Statute § 865.09. This statute defines fictitious names as “any name under which a person transacts business …