March 2023

FLORIDA REEMPLOYMENT TAX RATES FOR 2023 NOW AVAILABLE Most Florida employers are required to pay Florida reemployment tax (it used to be called unemployment tax) to the State of Florida every quarter. This tax is assessed on the wages you pay your employees and is paid each quarter to the Florida Department of Revenue using […]

February 2023

FLORIDA BUSINESSES: FILING PORTAL FOR 2023 ANNUAL REPORTS IS OPEN Florida corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) must file an online update every year with the State of Florida to keep the company in active status. This update is called an Annual Report and is filed with the Florida Division of Corporations, the official corporate […]

January 2023

NEW LAW REQUIRES SMALL BUSINESSES TO REMIT SALES TAX ELECTRONICALLY Effective January 1, 2023, if your business collected $5,000 or more in Florida sales tax last year, you will have to start filing your sales tax returns and remitting the collected sales tax electronically on the Florida Department of Revenue’s website. You will no longer […]

December 2022

7 THINGS EMPLOYERS SHOULD DO AFTER HIRING AN EMPLOYEE 1. Get a W-4. This is a federal tax form that tells you how much federal income tax to withhold from an employee’s wages. The amount of federal withholding is based on marital status and withholding allowances, but your employees can specify a dollar amount to […]

Reminder: Your Company’s Annual Report Is Due in Two Weeks

If your business is a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) registered to do business in Florida, state law requires you to file a simple report every year with the state’s corporate registry to keep your company active. These reports are due to the Florida Division of Corporations by May 1st of each year. Reports filed after […]

Free Workers’ Comp Webinars

The State of Florida offers free, one-hour webinars for employers on workers’ compensation requirements. Licensed contractors and electrical contractors can receive a continuing education credit for taking the online seminar. Topics covered include:  Who is required to carry workers’ comp insurance­ in Florida How business owners can exempt out of workers’ comp­ in Florida Contractors’ […]

FUBA Fact: Be Cautious About Notices for Your Company’s Annual Report

In FUBA’s role as the small business watchdog, we are urging our members to be cautious about mail or emails you might get about your company’s 2022 Annual Report.  All corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) operating in Florida must file an online update called an Annual Report every year with the State of Florida’s official […]


One of the most frequently asked questions we get at FUBA from our small business members is whether they have to provide paid time off from work to employees dealing with COVID. The answer is no. In 2020, employees were entitled to two weeks (up to 10 weeks in certain circumstances) of paid leave if […]

Florida Minimum Wage Increases to $10.00 An Hour On September 30th

On November 3, 2020, Florida voters approved Amendment 2 to the Florida Constitution which gradually increases the Florida minimum wage each September 30th until it reaches $15.00 an hour in 2026.  The first scheduled increase goes into effect September 30, 2021 and raises the Florida minimum wage to $10.00 an hour, with a minimum wage […]

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Webinar

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will be hosting a free webinar on September 9th from 2-4 EDT for small businesses interested in applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The EIDL program provides economic relief to businesses that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus. The webinar will detail application eligibility and steps to apply […]