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Small Businesses Can Defer Payroll Taxes

Employers are responsible for withholding Social Security and Medicare payroll taxes from their employees’ paychecks and paying these taxes along with the employer’s share to the IRS each month.  The Social Security tax is 12.4% total, with 6.2% withheld from the employee’s wages and the employer paying 6.2%.  The Medicare tax is 2.9%, with 1.45% […]

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PPP Loans Resume

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was supposed to provide forgivable loans to small businesses so they can pay their payroll, rent, and utilities for 2 months.  About 10 days ago, the PPP loan program ran out of money, so the US Small Business Administration stopped accepting PPP loan applications. Last Thursday, Congress approved an additional […]

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More Funding is Coming for Small Business Loans

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) Update As many small businesses are painfully aware, the federal and state loan programs for small businesses affected by the coronavirus have run out of money. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) have stopped taking applications due to […]

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Is Your Business In Compliance with the New Poster Requirement?

The new federal law called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (CARES Act) requires small businesses to provide paid sick and family leave to employees in certain coronavirus-related circumstances. Click here for more details about when this leave is required. The CARES Act also requires small businesses to provide a notice to their employees explaining […]

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Sign Up to Receive Alerts on COVID-19

FUBA members can sign up to receive important alerts on how COVID-19 is affecting Florida small businesses.  If you are not yet a member, please consider joining the thousands of other employers who support the small business community in Florida.  Learn more about the benefits of membership in FUBA and become a member today!

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What Employers Need to Know About Their Business & COVID-19

The situation surrounding COVID-19 is changing every day, but FUBA is working hard to keep you updated on how it impacts your business.  We are compiling a list of resources that will be available on our website very soon.  In the meantime, here are the most important things that small business owners need to know.  […]

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New Law Requires Paid Leave for Employees Affected by COVID-19

A new federal law passed in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis requires employers to provide paid leave to their employees starting on April 1, 2020 (originally scheduled to take effect April 2, but the US Department of Labor has clarified that it begins April 1). While the new law applies to all businesses in […]

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Clarification on Commercial Rent Tax

As we explained in the January edition of this newsletter, the sales tax charged on commercial rent has decreased to 5.5% effective January 1, 2020. We need to clarify that in addition to paying 5.5% in state sales tax, businesses also must pay the county’s sales tax rate as well.  Every county in the state […]

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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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