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Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Irma

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

On September 12th, the IRS announced that taxpayers in Florida who have been affected by Hurricane Irma will be eligible for tax relief. To find out whether this applies to you, please contact an experienced Florida tax attorney who can advise you. Tax Relief Eligibility   According to the IRS’s declaration, certain deadlines will… Read More »

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IRS Issues Notices to Taxpayers with Expiring ITINs

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

This month, the IRS began sending notices to over one million taxpayers across the country regarding the expiration of their Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). Those receiving letters must renew their ITINs in order to file next year’s tax return, so if you have received a letter notifying you of your ITIN’s impending expiration,… Read More »

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Reviewing Your Tax Withholding

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

A few weeks ago, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a letter, urging taxpayers to check their tax withholding to ensure that the correct amount of federal income tax is being taken from their paychecks. According to the IRS, taking this step could affect potential refunds or the amount of taxes owed in 2018…. Read More »

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Why is My Tax Refund Delayed?

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

One of the best parts about filing taxes is receiving a substantial tax refund. In most cases, refunds are delivered within a few weeks, although in some situations they are unexplainably delayed. Although remaining patient is often the best course of action in these cases, it is also possible for refunds to be delayed… Read More »

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Florida Reduces Sales Tax on Commercial Rent

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Florida is currently the only state in the country where residents are required to pay sales tax when renting a commercial property. However, a recently enacted amendment will reduce the required amount of sales tax on these properties starting in January 2018. Although it is hoped that the reduction will attract new businesses to… Read More »

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Florida’s Tax Free Weekend

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Florida governor, Rick Scott recently passed another measure intended to bring him closer to achieving one of his administration’s goals, which is to lower sales tax across the state. To this end, Governor Scott signed a bill into law in May that will result in an estimated $180 million tax cut. Included in the… Read More »

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Filing a Sales Tax Protest

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Florida business owners are required to collect sales tax for specific items or services and then remit those taxes to the state. A failure to turn over the appropriate amount can lead to serious criminal charges resulting in jail time and hefty fines. Fortunately, it is possible to protest an audit or assessment of… Read More »

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Tax Evasion v. Tax Avoidance

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Although the terms tax evasion and tax avoidance are often used interchangeably, in reality they are totally different concepts. The biggest difference between the two is that tax avoidance is legal, while evading taxes can get taxpayers in serious trouble with the IRS. Unfortunately, the line between the two concepts can seem blurry to… Read More »

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Proposal for Increased Homestead Exemption to be Placed on 2018 Ballot Initiative

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Florida legislators filed approximately 1,900 bills in the 2017 session alone. Only around 234 of those bills were passed by both the Senate and the House, one of which was a bill that gives Florida residents the opportunity to increase the homestead exemption on primary residences in the state from $50,000 to $75,000 by… Read More »

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What is an FBAR?

By Ronald Cutler, P.A. |

Earlier this year, the United States Department of Treasury announced that the date on which taxpayers must submit their Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) has changed. According to the new rules, the FBAR due date of April 15 will now coincide with tax season. However, the law also grants an automatic… Read More »