Florida Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Employers in the Sunshine State: learn about Florida payroll tax and registration here.

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Employers in The Sunshine State, here’s what you need to know about payroll taxes and business registration in Florida. Business registration and payroll taxes can be complicated. In order to get the best advice you can, enlist the help of a lawyer or a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida to guide you through the process.

Whether you’re a brand-new small business or branching out into Florida for the first time, here’s how to stay compliant with payroll tax and business registration laws in the state.

Florida tax account registration information

Before you can register for a tax account in the State of Florida, you have to register your business in Florida with its Division of Corporations. Once your business is formed and registered, you can use Florida’s Business Tax Application to register to collect, accrue, and remit taxes in the state.

Required payroll documentation for Florida

Withholding information

Eligible Florida businesses must pay Reemployment Tax. Previously known as the Unemployment Tax, this money is used to give partial and temporary income to certain workers who lose their jobs. Only the first $7,000 of an employee’s wages are taxable in this instance.

Power of Attorney rules for Florida Payroll Tax and Registration

Florida’s laws allow for taxpayers to elect a third-party representative to handle Reemployment Tax matters on their behalf through Form DR-835.

Local income taxes imposed for Florida

Florida does not impose a state tax on income.

Florida resources for Payroll Tax and Registration Laws

Florida’s Division of Corporations and Department of Revenue are helpful tax resources for businesses in The Sunshine State.

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