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The New Florida Law Imposes Restrictions On Property Acquisitions Within The State By Individuals With Affiliations To Foreign Countries Of Concern, Such As China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, And The Syrian Arab Republic.

Florida Law Restricting Foreign Real Estate Ownership, Deadline.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 264 into law on May 8, 2023, restricting foreign principals from owning, having a controlling interest in, or acquiring real property in Florida. The law defines foreign principals and identifies "foreign countries of concern," including China, Russia, and Venezuela. SB 264 imposes extensive restrictions on foreign principals owning real property, especially agricultural land, and areas near critical infrastructure. Rules published on September 20, 2023, outline procedures for property purchases near military installations or critical infrastructure. An exemption exists for agricultural land owned before July 1, 2023, but post-July 1 ownership requires registration. Legal challenges persist, and noncompliance may result in civil and criminal penalties, including a $1,000 daily fine. The law is in effect, and the deadline for compliance is December 31, 2024. For assistance, contact us at 305-831-4093 or email [email protected].
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Florida storm victims eligible for tax relief can take advantage of extended deadlines.

Florida Storm victims now have until August 15, 2023, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced Tuesday, May 2. The tax agency is offering relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) due to tornadoes, severe storms, and flooding from April 12 to 14–individuals and households residing or owning businesses in Broward County qualify for tax relief. Other areas added later to the disaster area will also qualify for the same relief. (Click here to check the current list of eligible localities via the IRS disaster relief page)
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