The State of Florida, Department of Revenue, Sales & Use Tax Division is on the warpath against cash businesses.

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We are a local South Florida tax firm that has been practicing since 1982 and are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau.

We are the affordable tax experts for any and all state of Florida Department of revenue sales/use tax audits or appellate issues.We are a full-service form with all work being done in-house. We are comprised of CPAs, former agents, to have a couple hundred years of professional tax experience in over 100 years of working with the government.


The state of Florida loves cash businesses. they figure that that’s where the most cheating goes on  and they figure their greatest rate of return on sales and use tax audits come from cash businesses so they have dedicated teams of people to go out in audit certain cash businesses.


If you have received a Florida tax audit notice for sales or use tax and need affordable tax defense, we are the cash business experts.

As former IRS agents and government agents we know what they look for we know how they handle the cases and we know what your best tax defenses are.

Do not be suckered in or be bullied into the Florida Department of revenue.

Many times the Florida Department of revenue takes advantage of many unsuspecting businesses through intimidation and scare tactics.

Fight back by using former agents who know the system and are not bullied. also, do not be scared because you deal in cash. it is legal and is not against the law.

Also a big no-no, if you have received a self audit notice from the state of Florida Department of revenue do not send that in it is a trap.


What to Expect from a Florida Sales/Use Tax Audit

The Florida Department of Revenue audits businesses to find out whether state taxes were collected, reported, and paid correctly.

Although an audit is an enforcement tool to monitor and evaluate tax compliance, it can also be educational and promote voluntary compliance.

During an audit, the Department can help businesses identify and correct bookkeeping problems that could cause additional tax liabilities.

Audits may not always result in an assessment of additional tax, penalty or interest. The auditor may adjust a credit carryover or correct distribution without assessing additional tax. The auditor may even determine that a refund is due.


How Was I Selected for an Audit?


The methods of audit selection vary by tax. Some examples of sources used for audit selection are:

• Internal Revenue Service (IRS) information
• Information sharing programs with other states and state agencies
• Computer-based random selection
• Analysis of Florida tax return information

When notified of the Department’s intent to audit, you will be informed as to what records you will need to provide.


The types of records needed may include, but are not limited to:

• General ledgers and journals
• Cash receipt and disbursement journals
• Purchase and sales journals
• Sales tax exemption or resale certificates
• Florida tax returns
• Federal tax returns
• Depreciation schedules
• Property records
• Other documentation to verify amounts entered on tax returns


You must keep your records for three years for auditing purposes.

The Department may also audit for periods longer than three years if you did not file a return or payment, or filed a return or payment that was substantially incorrect.

After the audit is complete, you may review the audit findings and proposed changes. The auditor will give you a copy of the work papers and explain your rights, including deadlines for filing protests.

If you agree with the audit findings, you are expected to pay the amount due in full, if any. You have the right to protest the proposed changes if you disagree with them.

After the Notice of Intent to Audit Books and Records is issued, the auditor will work with you to set a date to begin the audit. The auditor will give you deadlines for providing information or documentation.

If you need additional time to prepare, or need to request a delay for other reasons, contact the auditor. The auditor will make every effort to accommodate your requests.

If you fail to respond or provide the requested information, the Department may issue an assessment and file a warrant based on the best available information.

Call us today for free initial tax consultation and let us walk you through the process.

Do not be intimidated by any federal or state agency. As former agents, we know the system and know how to provide your best tax defense and save you the most amount of money.

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Mr. Michael D. Sullivan

Michael D. Sullivan is the founder of MD Sullivan Tax Group. He had a distinguished career with the Internal Revenue Service for 10 years. As a veteran IRS Revenue Officer / Agent, he served as an Offer in Compromise Tax Specialist and Large Dollar Case Specialist.

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