Florida Taxing Information
Accounts Receivable Levies
Businesses that owe delinquent taxes may have levies sent to their receivables. When an accounts receivable gets a levy notice, they are then legally obligated to pay the state rather than the business to which they owe the money. This can have devastating effects on cash flow, business relationships, and reputation. If the state has requested a list of accounts receivable, who you do business with, or if the state already has your bank records, you should seek professional advice.
If you have a delinquent tax bill, the state of Florida can take money out of your bank account, up to the total of the amount due. If you have received a Notice of Intent to Levy, or have been levied, get professional help.
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Penalty Charges on Tax
There are many different situations in which the state will charge penalties. Some of the most common are:
- Failure to file
- Failure to deposit
- Under deposit
Personal Assessment on Business Taxes
When a business fails to meet a tax obligations, the corporate veil may be pierced. If you are a corporate officer, or had the "power of the pen" at the time the liability was incurred, you may be held responsible and personally liable for the unpaid taxes, interest, and penalties.
Power of Attorney with Florida
You may have a qualified professional represent you. This requires that you have a Power of Attorney form completed and signed before any tax matter can be discussed with your representative. The state of Florida accepts the Power of Attorney form for this purpose.
Tax Liens and Warrants
If you have a delinquent tax assessment in Florida, the state's Collection Division may place tax liens on your personal property and/or business property. A tax lien secures the state's interest and allows for enforced collections. A tax lien is a public record and can compromise your credit score, as well as limit the ability to sell or transfer property.
A tax warrant allows for the actual seizure of tangible personal property.
The state may garnish wages or benefits checks. If you have received Notice of Intent to Garnish or Levy, or are being garnished, get professional help.