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After a long wait and much anticipation, the Florida Department of Revenue has finally used an Order of Emergency (#20-52-DOR-003) that provides certain relief and extended deadlines to some corporations. While many hoped DOR would provide relief similar to what was provided by the IRS, this new order does provide some relief, albeit limited.
Whether it is because of or in spite of COVID-19, we are seeing an uptick in both new and existing clients wanting to create or update their estate planning. Some, much like being stuck home for a hurricane (but much longer), are looking to take care of something that can be taken care of while still self-isolating. Others, whether health care and front-line workers, or the rest of us who realize nothing is certain, have decided that it is time to take care of what they have been putting off.
In IR-2020-64 released by the IRS April 2, 2020, the Service warned taxpayers about scam phone calls and phishing emails relating to the Coronavirus economic impact payments set to release in the coming weeks.
This is not our typical posting, but felt it was important.
On January 1, 2020, Florida’s county courts will see their civil jurisdiction jump from $15,000 to $30,000. This is the first increase since 1992. This amount increases to $50,000 in 2023.
On November 18, 2019, I participated in an update and discussion from the TEGE Exempt Organizations Council. Ahead of this update, Margaret Von Lienen, Director of IRS Exempt Organizations, provided statistics regarding the 2019 fiscal year.