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Florida New Employer Information

Congratulations on your decision to become a new employer in Florida! You will need a few things in place before you run your first payroll:

Federal and State Tax Accounts

Federal Tax Accounts:

Apply for an EIN View Details
Enroll in EFTPS View Details

State of Florida Tax Accounts:

Register as a New Employer in Florida View Details
Find Your Reemployment Taxes (aka SUTA Rate) View Details

Setting Up Your New Employee:

Fill Out Form I-9 View Details
Have Employee Fill Out Federal Form W-4 View Details
Report New Hires View Details
Meet Minimum Wage Requirements View Details

Once you have all the necessary information, you will be able to set up your payroll for your business.

Be sure you are keeping accurate payroll records. Federal law requires you to keep employee payroll records for a minimum of three years. To learn more, read our help article, “What Employers Should Know About Employee Payroll Records

This is not an all inclusive list for new employers. There may be other state requirements that are not covered here. Visit the Florida Department of Revenue website for more information.

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