Sales Tax Disputes
How Fresh Legal Perspective Can Help
Has the Florida Department of Revenue recently contacted you regarding an outstanding sales tax liability? Fresh Legal Perspective focuses on helping our business clients effectively resolve sales tax disputes and minimize sales tax liability.
Whether you are a small business owner or a representative of a corporation, sales tax issues and disputes can become complicated quickly. If you are facing an audit, have significant tax debt, or have mounting liability, it is important to consult with an experienced tax law attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and minimize penalties and other consequences.
What to Expect During a Sales Tax Audit
If the Department of Revenue has issued a Notice of Intent to Audit Books and Records (DR-840), please contact us immediately. Upon receipt of the Notice of Intent to Audit, you will have a limited time to prepare for the audit. We can assist the taxpayer in the preparation and defense of the audit.
Upon the conclusion of the sales tax audit, the Department will issue a Notice of Proposed Assessment (NOPA). The Notice of Proposed Assessment will state the amount of tax that the Department believes is owed.
The taxpayer will have sixty (60) days to file an informal appeal with the Department. If a request for informal protest is filed, the Department of Revenue will review the findings of the auditor and issue a Notice of Decision stating whether the original audit result has been modified.
The taxpayer also has the right to file a formal protest with the Division of Administrative Hearings. In order to take advantage of the right to a formal protest, the taxpayer needs to file the petition within one-hundred twenty (120) days from the issuance of the Notice of Proposed Assessment or sixty (60) days from the Notice of Decision if the assessment was challenged through an informal protest.
If the taxpayer has the financial resources to pay the tax assessment and the taxpayer believes that the tax assessment is improper, our firm can assist the taxpayer in challenging the assessment in civil court. The deadline for filing a civil suit is one-hundred twenty (120) days from the issuance of the Notice of Proposed Assessment or sixty (60) days from the Notice of Decision if the assessment was challenged through an informal protest.
Fresh Legal Perspective can assist the taxpayer in the defense of an audit at any stage of the audit process. Call Fresh Legal Perspective today to learn what sales tax audit defense and appeal options may be available to you!
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