Tag Archives: florida

Location, location, location NEW MEANING

Most people might not think about this, BUT the electric utility servicing a location can make a big difference. Consider Central Florida. There are two for profit public corporations, each covering coastal areas on the east side and the west ...

Updating Windows – Lots of Lessons

There are so many manufacturers and many window types. Some manufacturers are well known brands, and some of those brands are considerably more expensive. We checked with a builder who is a client, looked at their nearby model homes, talked to ...

A Queston About Filing Annual Returns Related to Property Tax Exemptions

"A taxpayer asks: Why must taxpayers file annual returns for some exemptions but not others?" This is a legal question, and the taxpayer should consult with an experience property tax attorney in his or her State, to make sure there is ...

Avoid a BIG TRAP in Florida Property Tax Appeals

Every state has different laws governing property taxes. One of the fundamentals is to know which one of two principles applies for all that follows should be consistent with the correct fundamental. Florida is a value in exchange state. That means ...

Problems That Arise At TRIM Time – and Solutions

  First - Scribner's errors can occur given the long strings of numbers involved in parcel identification numbers. The solution is to file Value Adjustment Board petitions early enough to discover inadvertent errors in those numbers, and to correct them, well ...

DOR Proposes To Change Time Calculations

A notice, just sent out by the Florida Department of Revenue, fixes a problem of many years. Although almost every other form of deadlines for submissions of tax-related forms extends to the next business day, up to now BY RULE ...

Department of Revenue Value Adjustment Board Training – Changes to 2013 Draft

From Miami to Tallahassee, and places in between, there was an uproar over the 2013 Value Adjustment Board Training draft. More than 100 pages had been deleted. There was no redlined copy so everyone could follow what changed and what ...

Can You See the Tractor Coming Through the Grass?

  There's just something about an old tractor and lots of wild overgrown grass. So much of Florida is like this - undeveloped and unexplored.

End of the Road

Somewhere just off U.S. 90, west of the Capitol in Tallahassee, in the Florida Panhandle. There is something about the colors that seemed very appealing.

Smokey Sky