Do I Really Need to Pull A Permit?

Oftentimes, property owners and even Contractors contemplate whether they really need to pull a permit to complete a seemingly easy project. After all, permits do add to the cost of the job and they can sometimes delay the timeline for a completed project. So when is it ok to skip the permit? The answer is, never. The common perception of acquiring a permit is that it’s the local governments way of collecting more money from it’s citizens and creating more paperwork and wasted time than actually needed. But the truth is, a permit protects the property owner, as well as […]

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Florida Sales and Use Tax

There has been much talk about the effect that Amazon will have on taxes now that they are building distribution centers in our state. The Amazon site doesn’t change the fact that the tax is due, only who is responsible to send it to the State. If the Seller has a presence in Florida, they are required to collect Sales Tax and pass it on to the State. If the Seller has no presence in Florida, it is the Buyer’s responsibility to pay USE TAX. Sales Tax Each sale, admission charge, storage, or rental is taxable unless the transaction is […]

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