Tax Time

Goodwill Partners With United Way Suncoast, Step Up Suncoast to Provide Free Tax Prep

Through April 14, volunteers are assisting with free tax preparation at Goodwill’s North Sarasota and Ranch Lake locations

03/31/2022 By Staff

No Changes

No Changes for How Sarasota County Commissioners Are Elected, Public Schools Funded

The results are in: Sarasota County supports single-member district voting and maintaining the current school funding model.

03/09/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Elections

Sarasota County To Vote on Continuance of Tax Exemption Program for Business Incentives

The ad valorem property tax exemption enables businesses to save on the costs incurred from relocating to or expanding an existing operation within Sarasota County.

10/15/2020 By Staff

Finance

City of Sarasota Commission Sets Preliminary Millage Rate

No increase is proposed for fiscal year 2020-21.

07/29/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Here's What You Need to Know About the Federal Stimulus Payments

When will your check arrive? And how much will you get? We've got answers.

04/16/2020 By Megan McDonald

Millage

City Commission Sets Preliminary Millage Rate

The rate is unchanged from last year.

07/17/2019 By Staff

Data

Tourist Tax Revenue Still Down

Tourist Development Tax collections were down by 5.3 percent in January when compared to January 2018.

03/22/2019 By Staff

Planning

Four Sarasota Neighborhoods Designated 'Opportunity Zones'

A federal program provides tax advantages for individuals and corporations that invest in the zones.

02/18/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Florida Tax Revenue Generated Through Airbnb Totaled $89.5 Million Last Year

Thanks to an agreement hammered out in 2017, the company last year transferred $1.1 million to Sarasota County on behalf of its hosts.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Tax Collections Down Again

Tourist Development Tax collections were down by 5.9 percent last November when compared to November 2017, according to new numbers.

01/17/2019 By Staff

Finance

Accounting Firms Merge

Walters & Associates CPAs and Bobbitt Pittenger & Co. PA recently merged and will now operate under the name Walters & Associates, CPAs.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Despite Red Tide, Tourist Tax Collections Up in Most Recent Fiscal Year

Collections increased almost every month of the most recent fiscal year, but declined by 19.8 percent in August and by 32.2 percent in September.

11/16/2018 By Staff

Law

Law Firm Adds New Attorney

Berlin Patten Ebling recently hired Pamela Hernandez, whose practice includes estate planning, probate and trust administration and more.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Legal news

Law Firm Elects New Partner

Attorney Elizabeth Diaz was recently named a partner at Williams Parker.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Construction

New Tax Collector's Office Opening

The new office processes tax payments, issues drivers' licenses, vehicle titles and registrations and more.

04/30/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Hit New High

The Sarasota County tax collector's office collected almost $21.3 million in Tourist Development Tax money during its most recent fiscal year.

11/17/2017 By staff

Politics

U.S. House Passes Tax Cut Plan

The bill cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, eliminates the estate tax in 2024 and drops many personal deductions, among other things.

11/16/2017 By staff

Economy

Gov. Scott to Push for $180 Million in Tax Cuts

Amount is less than governor has sought in many of his previous years in office.

11/06/2017 By staff

New hires

Two Attorneys Join Sarasota Firm

The Sarasota law firm Norton Hammersley recently hired associate attorneys Chris Fowler and Alexandra Salerno Glauser.

10/24/2017 By staff

Retail

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Starts Friday

Over the weekend, consumers can purchase certain qualifying items without paying sales taxes.

08/02/2017 By staff