Attorney Elected to
Judicial Nominating Committee
Bonnie L. Polk was recently elected Chair of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Twelfth Circuit. The commission selects and nominates to the Governor candidates most qualified to fill judicial vacancies in the Twelfth Circuit, which includes Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties.
Ms. Polk practices in the firm's litigation section, focusing on the representation of clients in trust proceedings, will contests and other fiduciary litigation. She also represents clients involved in corporate and real estate disputes.
Florida's sunny weather and low taxes attract many people. Florida residents do not pay state income tax or state gift tax, and there is no state inheritance tax. Like individuals, most businesses are not subject to state income tax. Florida's fantastic tax climate, combined with its favorable asset protection laws, makes the area a very desirable place to live and work.
This guide explains how to establish Florida residency (sometimes referred to as "domicile"), which is what you must do to take full advantage of Florida's favorable tax structure. This guide also provides specific, practical information to help you relocate to the Sunshine State.
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$3 Million Tax Court Litigation
Settled on Behalf of Client
Williams Parker acted as tax counsel for a client in connection with a $3 million income tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. The dispute involved the proper allocation of income among entities in a multi-entity corporate structure where some of the entities were C corporations and others were pass-through entities. Williams Parker partner Mike Wilson handled the Tax Court litigation on behalf of the client, and was able to settle the dispute with the IRS Chief Counsel’s office for $0.00 – a complete victory for the client.