Why do over 1,000 people move to Florida each day? Florida domicile expert and author of The Florida Domicile Handbook: Vital Information for New Florida Residents, 3rd Edition E. Michael Kilbourn says it’s because the Sunshine State doesn’t burden its residents with mountains of confiscatory taxes. In the third edition of this popular book, published by Brendan Kelly Publishing (January 2015), Kilbourn and co-author Brad Galbraith, CPA, Esq., discuss the steps and activity new residents
We aren’t sure if it’s the weather, the ten miles of pristine beaches or the upscale gated communities that make Naples such a desirable destination. However, what we do know is that last week the University of British Columbia ranked Naples as the fourth-happiest place in America. Click here to read why Naples is brimming with bliss
After five years of maintaining a seasonal office in Southwest Florida, we are excited to announce a full-time Wheaton Wealth Partners office in Naples. Our partner, Rob O’Dell, and his family have made the decision to relocate to Florida. Rob has contributed to the third edition of The Florida Domicile Handbook: Vital Information for New Florida Residents. If you are considering Florida residency, schedule a complimentary InsightMap Preview Meeting. As a thank you, we will
The saying goes “April showers bring May flowers” however in Florida, April showers bring May lovebug season. Lovebug season occurs twice a year, May and September, and lasts about four weeks. This is when the bugs mate and can be seen attached to one another. Take a stroll through a Florida park on a hot sunny day between the hours of 10am and 6pm and you will most likely be greeted by these harmless creatures.
Summer time is quickly approaching and with Florida being a peninsula, many residents are also boat owners. If you own and operate a motorboat (or any non-motor-powered vessel longer than sixteen feet) on Florida’s public waterways, you must register it at the local county tax collector’s office. When you purchase a boat, either new or used, you have thirty days to apply for registration and title through the county tax collector’s office. During this grace