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Florida State Payroll Tax Information

PayWow equips your business with the latest resources on state withholding and filings.

Florida Withholding Requirements

The state of Florida has no Florida Withholding requirements and therefore there are no state taxes or any local taxes. Florida also does not impose any reciprocal agreements with any other states.

Florida withholding requirements and calculations is automatically done by PayWow and deposits are done on-time.

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State Unemployment Insurance

The State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) is a program that offers compensation to eligible workers who lost their job. As an employer of Florida, you are required to contribute to the state unemployment insurance, entitled Reemployment Assistance. To pay your Reemployment Assistance, you must have first registered with Florida's Department of Revenue.

You will need to register with the Department if you have employees working in Florida. However, you may not do so until you have a quarterly payroll of $1500 or more in a calendar year.

Upon registration, you will be issued a Reemployment account number and tax rate. The account number will be 7 digits and you can find it on your Florida Quarterly Tax Return ( Form RT-6). This information is required as only then PayWow will be able to file/pay your unemployment taxes.

Florida Taxable Wage Base:

Florida SUTA wage base limit for 2020 is $7000.

Florida Employer Contribution Rate:

Generally, the Florida SUI tax rates for 2020 is between .1 to 5.4%.

If you are a new employer then the Florida SUI tax for 2020 is 2.7%. Please note that unemployment taxes must be paid only by the employers and shall not be deducted from the employees’ wages.

PayWow automatically deposits your unemployment taxes to the State on a quarterly basis based on the information recorded in the application.

State Disability Insurance

Florida does not have state disability insurance (SDI).

State Labor Laws

Florida Minimum Wage Rate:

The minimum wage rate for the state of Florida is $8.56/hr, which is effective from the 1st of January 2020.

If your business has tipped employees, the state imposes a minimum wage of $5.54/he, in addition to their tip values.

In case, an employer is found to be violating the minimum wage requirements, then they are subject to a penalty of $1,000 per violation, that is payable to the state.

In PayWow, once you add employees and their compensation types, their paychecks will be automatically calculated.

New Hire Reporting

As an employer of the state of Florida, you must report all your new hires and rehired employees to the state agency within 20 days of their employment.

Details Required to Complete New Hire Report:

Following are the details required to complete the new hire report:

Employer Details:

Employer Name, Address, State Employer Identification Number(Unemployment Insurance Number), Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)

Employer Details:

Employee Name, Address, Social Security Number, Date of Hire, Date of Birth (Optional)

Uses of New Hire Report:

If you have the new hire reports, those will be used for:

  • Establishing and enforcing child support orders
  • Detecting Unemployment Benefits overpayments and fraud
  • Detect Workers' Compensation overpayments and fraud

The new hire reports can be mailed online to the Florida Child Support Services for Employers. Or, employers can fax those copies to the Child Support Services Division.

The address is:

Florida New Hire Reporting Center
P.O. Box 6500
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6500
Phone: (888) 854-4791
Fax: (888) 854-4762

Remit Withholding for Child Support

If any of your employees are liable to pay for child support, then you will receive a withholding notice from the state agency asking you to remit payments for child support from the employee's wages. This amount in turn goes to the custodial parent.

But, the state mandates employers to make online payments if they had 10 or more employees for any quarter, or were subject to an amount of $20,000. In the other cases, payments can be mailed to the below address:

Florida State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 8500
Tallahassee, Florida 32314-8500.

PayWow lets you record any type of garnishments and during payroll processing, such deductions will be debited from the employee's paycheck.

Local Taxes

There are no local taxes in the state of Florida.

Reciprocal States

Florida does not have reciprocal agreements with other states.

Employer's Quarterly Report- Form RT-6

Employers are required to file Form RT-6 by the end of the month following the close of the previous quarter.

Form RT-6 is a quarterly report for Reemployment assistance taxes that are due even if the business does not have any employees or paid no wages during any quarter.

Quarter Reporting Period The Due Date will be on
1 January - March April 30th
2 April - June July 31st
3 July - September October 31st
4 October - December January 31st

Why choose PayWow as your payroll partner?

New Hire Reporting

Accurate & Automatic Payroll Software

Garnishments

Federal & State Tax Withholding

State tax Deposits

On-time Federal & State Tax Deposits

State tax Filing

On-time Federal & State Filings