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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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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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