Mr. Goldman offers clients over 30 years of experience practicing in state and local taxation. He represents clients in audits, protests, litigation, rulemaking, tax planning, and legislation. His experience includes all the major state and local taxes (sales taxes, property taxes, corporate income taxes, communications service taxes, gross receipts taxes, insurance premium taxes, documentary stamp taxes). Mr. Goldman’s range of experience spans diverse industries including retail, manufacturing, energy, leasing, hospitality, telecommunications, government contracting, health care, transportation, and the service sector.
In 1996, Mr. Goldman was appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles to the Florida Telecommunications Taxation Task Force, which was charged with developing recommendations for modernizing the State’s tax treatment of telecommunications. In the year 2000, he was one of the principal authors of Florida’s telecommunications tax reform legislation, the first of its kind nationally.
In 2010, Mr. Goldman co-authored Florida property tax legislation revising the burden of proof and other procedural aspects of ad valorem cases. He previously served on the Steering Committee of the National Tax Association Communications and Electronic Commerce Tax Project, which comprised a national study of the issues associated with the tax treatment of E-commerce.