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Miami Hookah Co. Says Fla. Agency Applies Tax Unfairly

Law360, Miami (January 14, 2014, 9:20 PM EST) -- A distributor of hookah tobacco products on Monday filed suit in Florida state court claiming the state has been collecting taxes on certain tobacco products in a manner contrary to the law and a state appeals court ruling.

Miami Hookah Co. is seeking a refund of almost $168,000 plus declaratory and injunctive relief finding that a Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation division's tax collection practices on tobacco products other than cigarettes and cigars have not been adhering to the plain meaning of the Florida...
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