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Attention INCs and LLCs: Beware of Scam Email About Your Annual Report

All Florida Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) have to file an Annual Report with the Florida Division of Corporations each year by May 1st. (The only exception is for corporations and LLC’s that were just formed in 2020 – those businesses will file their first Annual Report in 2021.) The Annual Report is the […]

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State of Florida Offers Free Classes on Workers’ Comp

The state of Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation partners with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the University of South Florida’s Safety Florida Consultation Program to offer business owners and employers FREE seminars and webinars on the requirements of Florida’s workers’ compensation laws and workplace safety. The topics covered include: […]

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New W-4 Tax Withholding Form

The W-4 is a federal tax form that employees fill out to tell you how much federal income tax to withhold from their paycheck.  The amount of federal withholding has always been based on personal exemptions, such as the number of adults and dependents in a household.  The more allowances a person claimed, the less […]

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Florida 2020 Minimum Wage Poster Now Available

Florida businesses are required to pay all employees at least the Florida minimum wage rate, which changes every year. Starting January 1, 2020, the Florida minimum wage will increase to $8.56 an hour. All your employees must receive at least this hourly wage for all hours they work. If you have tipped employees (like food […]

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Office Hours Next Week

The FUBA offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019, in observance of Labor Day. Due to Hurricane Dorian’s impending path towards Florida, our office hours may change. We will send you another e-Alert if that happens. We hope you and your families stay safe during the storm. To report a workplace injury for […]

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State of Florida Offering Free Classes on Workers’ Comp

The state Division of Workers’ Compensation has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the University of South Florida’s Safety Florida Consultation Program to offer business owners and employers FREE seminars and webinars on the requirements of Florida’s workers’ compensation laws and workplace safety. The topics will […]

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Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is August 2nd – August 6th

If your business sells clothes, footwear, accessories, school supplies, or personal computers, the upcoming Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday will affect your business.  For the first weekend in August, these items will be exempt from the state sales tax if they meet certain price restrictions. Here are some details about this year’s tax-free shopping days: Items […]

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Top 10 Things to Know about Writing Workers’ Comp for Contractors in Florida

Providing Florida workers’ compensation coverage for clients in the construction industry can be one of the most challenging aspects of an insurance agency.  Contractors are subject to a lot more regulation from the state than other types of businesses.  They also have servicing needs that other accounts don’t, such as issuing Certificates of Insurance on […]

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Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies is May 31st – June 6th

If your business sells items like batteries, flashlights, generators, or coolers, you need to be aware of the upcoming Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.  For the week of May 31 – June 6, 2019, certain items will be exempt from the state sales tax if they meet certain price restrictions. All day May 31st through […]

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The Shell Game

A dangerous fraud scheme has infiltrated the construction industry in Florida over the last several years. Usually involving residential home building, it started in South Florida but has swept northward to encompass most major cities in the state. The scheme revolves around “shell companies,” which on the surface look legitimate and have proper workers comp […]

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