Tampa, Florida Tax Attorneys

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Tax Lawyers in Tampa

The government of Tampa, Florida collects taxes from its residents in order to pay for general public services, like police and fire departments, libraries, hospitals, and public transit.

In Tampa, Florida, there are various different sources of tax revenue. Irrespective of the source, however, taxes are always levied in amounts decided by the relevant laws. Usually, taxes are calculated as a percentage of something, such as income or home value. Sometimes, however, they are simply collected as a flat fee (usually in exchange for a license or permit).

Paying your taxes in Tampa is not optional. It is obligated by law. If you don't pay your taxes, you could face stiff fines, and even jail time.

Sources of Tax Dollars in Tampa, Florida

A wide number of activities are subject to taxation in Tampa, Florida, creating a large range of revenue sources. For example, cities usually impose a sales tax, charge fees for certain licenses, and collect tolls on roads and bridges.

Sales Tax: The sales tax imposed by Tampa is on top of the sales tax collected by the government of . Sales taxes are usually fairly small - about 5-7% at the state level, plus a city sales tax that's usually one percent or less.

Licensing Fees: The city of Tampa may require business owners to obtain a license from the local government before they begin operating within city limits. Typically, the main hurdle involved in obtaining one of these licenses is paying a fee to the city government. Although these payments are called "fees" as opposed to "taxes," they operate in the same way, and serve largely the same purpose, as taxes.

Bridge/Road Tolls: Most large cities in the U.S. charge fees, or tolls, on automobiles entering the city via public bridges and highways. This money is, more or less, a tax on everybody who drives into Tampa via public infrastructure. This means that everyone who visits is obligated to make at least a small contribution to the government services they'll be using while there.

How Can a Tampa, Florida Tax Attorney Help?

In Tampa, Florida, tax law can get pretty complicated. Taxes are levied on a huge range of products and activities, and they are often calculated in perplexing ways. Also, many groups and individuals are subject to special tax breaks and exemptions, which might or might not apply to you.

Therefore, it's very important that you seek the advice of a qualified Tampa, Florida tax attorney if you have any type of issue involving local taxes.

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Life in Tampa

Tampa is the seat of Hillsboro County, Florida. Tampa is home to nearly 350,000 residents including a number of professional athletes who play on local Tampa based teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers who won Super Bowl XXXVII champions in 2002 play at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa is also home to the Tampa Bay Lightning professional NHL hockey team. The only team claiming the "Tampa Bay" location that does not play within city limits is the Tampa Bay Rays MLB team who play in nearby St. Petersburg.

Downtown Tampa has been undergoing a revitalization project that started in 2007. Residential, hotel, and mixed use building have been constructed in an effort to revamp the downtown region and increase housing values. Rents have reduced and average of 4% in the United States but Tampa has only seen a 2% decrease. The discrepancy could be a result of the new downtown projects, however, Tampa offers outstanding transportation routes including railroad, high speed rail, sea ports, 3 nearby airports, and well maintained streets and highways.

The MacDill Air Force Base is home to the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) as well as an impressive fleet of cutting edge aircraft. Tampa residents and visitors frequent the annual air show that resumed after a 2002 and 2003 hiatus resulting from the 9/11 attacks.

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