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In South Dakota v Wayfair, Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court overruled its prior precedent regarding sales tax on interstate sales and imposed state sales tax on sellers of merchandise who had no physical location or presence in South Dakota into South Dakota via the Internet . OLD LAW. National Bellas Hess, Inc. v. Department of […]

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The good news first: a. The 50% of adjusted AGI limitation maximum deduction amounts in any one year is increased to 60% as to cash contributions. b. The Section 68 3% “Pease limitation” phase-out of itemized deductions is out of the law (through 2015). These changes can significantly increase available deductions, but mostly for higher […]

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Webb v. Blue

May 18th, 2018 by Charles Rubin

By Jenna G. Rubin, Esq. In this 1st DCA decision, we get another refresher on some aspects of Florida’s homestead law. Namely, this decision gets into the issue of how to validly devise homestead property to a non-heir, when the decedent is survived by heirs (but not a spouse or minor children).

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By Jenna G. Rubin This decision construes the language in F.S. 744.312 regarding the appointment of an emergency temporary guardian who is a professional guardian as the permanent guardian of a ward. The Court construed the language of the statute and the findings of fact in the trial court order, and found that the requirements […]

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By Jenna G. Rubin In this 2nd DCA case, the Court considered whether the homestead exemption on real property could be held by a corporation.  It held that the homestead exemption does not inure to a person residing on property, where that property is solely owned by a corporation.

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