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Manage Florida Notices

This article applies to:Returns Central

Get the info you need to manage notices for Florida, including submitting a power of attorney and understanding common issues.

Power of Attorney

Florida requires a Power of Attorney (POA) for Avalara to resolve notices for you.

To submit a POA:

  1. Obtain and complete a Florida DR-835 Power of Attorney form
  2. Create a case to request the contact information for the people who'll handle your Florida notices. The POA form requires individual names to be listed along with their contact information.
  3. Fax the completed POA form to the Florida Department of Revenue at 850-245-5997. Processing takes about 5 business days.
  4. Send the completed POA form and notice to us by submitting a case. Processing takes about 6 - 8 weeks.

After we have a POA on file, you don't have to submit another one unless something has changed.

Common Issues

These are the most common notice issues to resolve for Florida. See Manage Tax Notices for additional details about resolving notice issues.

Issue Action
Estimated tax payments are required

Estimated tax payments are the most common issue. Be aware if you're required to make these payments and verify that the correct amount is placed on the return from year to year. 

Filing frequency changed

Filing frequency changes are a common issue. Florida sends out filing frequency change notifications by mail. Pay close attention to mail received from the Department of Revenue. Send notification of filing frequency changes to us by submitting a case immediately. Edit your scheduled returns to change the filing frequency.

Electronic filing credentials are needed or have changed Edit your scheduled returns to add or update your electronic filing credentials.
Wrong tax type was calculated

Review tax permits, business registration, and tax return forms. Match the state tax type to the way your business is registered and the tax return you need to file. If you're unsure, contact the state department of revenue. Tax types are selected when you tell AvaTax where you collect tax.

 

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