Reduced Sales Tax on Commercial Leases

Effective January 1, 2020, the general Florida sales tax due on commercial leases will be reduced from the current 5.7% rate to 5.5%. This reduction in sales tax is applicable only to rental payments that are for a lease period that is on or after January 1, 2020....

Florida Legislature Repairs Building Permit Defects

Florida property owners, especially along the coast, are commonly a bit nervous as the height of hurricane season hits in late summer but then breathe a sigh of relief if unscathed as the season draws to a close in November. Longtime Floridians can recall more than...

Tax Certificates and Tax Deeds: Real Estate Roulette

Floridian property owners can count on a real estate tax bill, every year in November, and most dutifully pay those bills.  Even more responsible property owners may pay before December 1, to take advantage of a four percent discount afforded to those who pay far in...