Tag: department of revenue
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Jim RosicaDecember 17, 2018
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Governor-elect Ron DeSantis announced Monday he will recommend Jim Zingale as the next head of the state’s Department of Revenue (DOR), “build(ing) on the DeSantis-Nuñez Administration’s promise of bipartisanship.” “I am pleased to recommend (him) … and am certain the Cabinet will share my confidence in Jim,” DeSantis said in a statement. If chosen for […]

Staff ReportsOctober 31, 2018
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It’s that time of year to be frightened — not by ghosts or goblins, but by Florida’s tax rules on candy. Every year, Florida TaxWatch, the nonpartisan government watchdog, uses Halloween to demonstrate the state’s boggling rules on what gets taxed and what doesn’t. “Groceries are generally exempt from Florida sales tax, but candy can get confusing,” the […]

Jim RosicaApril 17, 2018
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A janitor who cleaned Department of Revenue offices and was looking for “video games” has been charged with taking external hard drives from the desks of workers. The arrest was announced Tuesday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Andru Rae’sion Reed, 21, was charged with ‘offenses against intellectual property’ and ‘offenses against users of computer […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 20, 2017
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An appellate court on Wednesday ordered satellite-television companies to pay legal and other costs in a long-standing tax case they lost earlier this year. After DirecTV and Dish Network sued, the Florida Supreme Court in April decided satellite TV can be taxed at a higher rate than cable TV. The case was remanded to the 1st District […]

Jim RosicaJuly 11, 2017
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A lawsuit over how the state funds its clerks of court still is trudging along in Tallahassee, court dockets show.  Circuit Judge Karen Gievers set a case management conference for Sept. 7, after lawyers for plaintiff Howard Forman alerted the court of possible “additional or substituted parties.” Forman, a Democrat and former state senator, was […]


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