- General Employment Requirements
- Federal Business Taxes
- Florida Business Taxes
- Reemployment Tax
- Sales Tax
- Workers' Compensation
- General Insurance
- Wage and Hour Issues
- Child Labor
General Employment Requirements
- New Hire Reporting – Florida employers are required to submit information on their new employees within 20 days of hire. Explains employer’s responsibilities in reporting their new hires to the state of Florida. Paper reporting forms can also be printed here.
- I-9 Form – Employers are required to document that each employee they hire is authorized to work in the United States.
- Florida Minimum Wage – Florida has its own minimum wage that may be different than the federal minimum wage. Businesses in Florida are required to post both the Florida and federal minimum wage poster.
- Federal Department of Labor Poster Advisor – Helps you determine which federal employment posters your business is required to display.
- Florida Department of Economic Opportunity – A listing of all state posters that businesses in Florida must display.
- Florida Department of Professional Regulation (Construction) – Provides helpful information about the types of construction industry services that must be performed by a DBPR-licensed individual or business in Florida.
- Florida Department of Professional Regulation (Electrical) – Provides helpful information about the types of electrical and alarm contracting services that must be performed by a DBPR-licensed individual or business in Florida.
- The State of Florida’s Official Business Information Portal – The portal was created by the State of Florida and is designed to help individuals seeking to start and operate a business in Florida. By entering the type of business you wish to start, the portal will create a checklist to help you understand governmental requirements for your business category.
Federal Business Taxes
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – For general information on federal taxes that businesses must pay.
- IRS Employer’s Tax Guide (Publication 15) – Explains in detail how employers can comply with federal employment-related taxes and is updated every year.
- IRS Recordkeeping Guidelines for Businesses
Florida Business Taxes
- Florida Department of Revenue – For general information on state taxes that businesses pay in the State of Florida.
- Doing Business in Florida – What Taxes are Required? Explains the type of state taxes Florida businesses may be required to collect and pay to the state.
- Florida Business Tax Application – Explains what state taxes a business in Florida needs to register for and includes an online registration form.
- What Employers Need to Know About Florida Reemployment Tax – Explains employers’ responsibilities for paying the state reemployment tax (formerly called unemployment tax).
- Employer Guide to Reemployment Assistance Benefits – Explains what is covered under Florida’s reemployment assistance law (formerly called unemployment compensation), including how employees become eligible for benefits.
- Employer Guide to Reemployment Tax – Explains what employers need to know to comply with the Florida reemployment tax law (formerly called unemployment tax).
- Business Owner’s Guide for Sales and Use Tax – Explains in detail a business’s responsibility for collecting and remitting the state sales tax, including tax due dates and how to fill out sales tax forms. Includes information on other state taxes, including corporate income tax and reemployment tax (formerly called unemployment tax).
- Annual Resale Certificate for Sales Tax – Explains how Florida businesses may use their resale certificate to make tax-exempt purchases on items they will sell to customers of their business. Also includes a chart of typical purchases by industry type that may qualify for the resale exemption, as well as those purchases that are generally taxable.
Industry-specific guides on sales tax:
- Building Contractors
- Construction, Improvements, Installations & Repair
- Cleaning Services
- Hotels & Motels
- Restaurants & Catering
- Bars & Lounges
- Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation – For general information about employers’ responsibilities under the Florida workers’ compensation law.
- Exemption Information – Explains who can exempt out of workers’ compensation coverage.
- Non-Compliance Violations – Explains the penalties for not complying with Florida’s workers’ compensation coverage requirements.
- Construction Policy Tracking Database – Provides information to contractors regarding the coverage status of the contractors they use.
- Proof of Coverage Database – Used to verify coverage or the exempt status of employers. Contractors can use this database to verify that their subcontractors’ exemptions or workers’ comp policies are valid.
- A Contractor’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation – A FUBA publication that explains Florida contractors’ responsibilities under the workers’ comp law.
- A Contractor’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation – Spanish – A FUBA publication in Spanish that explains Florida contractors’ responsibilities under the workers’ comp law.
- Small Business Owners’ Insurance – A guide for consumers that explains required and optional insurance coverages that businesses should consider.
- Florida Department of Financial Services – A searchable database where you can verify that an insurance agent is licensed and in good standing with the State of Florida.
- Florida Office of Insurance Regulation – A searchable database that allows you to verify that an insurance company is licensed with the State of Florida.
Wage and Hour Issues
- Federal Wage and Hour Division – For information on the federal laws governing wage and hour issues such as the federal minimum wage, overtime pay, and the Family & Medical Leave Act.
- Federal Wage and Hour Fact Sheets – Detailed fact sheets on specific wage and hour topics, such as who is exempt from overtime pay, what payroll records employers must keep, etc. Includes industry-specific fact sheets explaining issues common to that industry.
- Child Labor Program from Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation – Explains documentation requirements and working restrictions on employees who are under the age of 18.
- Child Labor Poster – Required to be posted if a business has any employees who are under the age of 18.