Resources & Documents

Sections:

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 the state of 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 the 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

Florida Business Taxes

Reemployment Tax

Sales 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:

Workers' Compensation

General Insurance

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 the industry.

Child Labor

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Free Webinar on Sales Tax from the Florida Department of Revenue

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State Minimum Wage Increasing Again for 2018 – New Poster Required

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Hurricane Irma Resource List

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Hurricane Irma Disaster Resources & Information

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