Reemployment Tax Rates for 2015
The 2015 reemployment (formerly unemployment) tax rate notices (RT-20) will be mailed to Florida employers by late January. Under Florida law, reemployment tax rates are calculated each year. The taxable wage base has decreased from the first $8,000 in wages per employee to the first $7,000 per employee for wages paid in 2015. Businesses should use the correct tax rate identified on the Reemployment Tax Rate Notice (RT-20) when filing the 1st quarter report in April 2015.
Read the 2015 Reemployment Tax Rates fact sheet.
Retail Dealers to Collect E911 Fee on Sales of Prepaid Wireless Service Beginning January 1, 2015
Legislation was passed in 2014 (Sections 1 & 2, Chapter 2014-196, Laws of Florida) that requires retail sellers of prepaid wireless service on January 1, 2015, to begin collecting a 40¢ fee on each sale of prepaid wireless service that allows a caller to interact with the Enhanced 911 (E911) System. If a retail business sells prepaid wireless service, they must register each business location with the Department of Revenue to collect, report, and remit the E911 fee. A simplified registration process is available at www.myflorida.com/dor/e911reg. Read more.
Annual Resale Certificates Now Available Online
The 2015 Florida Annual Resale Certificate for both sales tax and communications services is available for a business to download or print using the business tax account information. Print Annual Resale Certificate for Sales Tax or Communications Services Tax.
See our brochures for recent updates and information for Sales Tax or Communications Services Tax including important signature requirements for Annual Resale Certificates.
New Mobile App
A free mobile app has been developed to provide an additional method for businesses to document tax-exempt sales. The app can verify Florida sales tax certificate numbers or Consumer’s Certificate of Exemption numbers and provide a transaction authorization number for valid certificates. It is designed for:
Reporting Sales of Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Products to Florida Retailers
Sellers of alcoholic beverage or tobacco products to retailers in Florida must electronically file an annual information report with the Department. The report is due on July 1, 2014, and will be late after September 30, 2014. Read more.
Payment Scheduling – File now…pay later!
If you file and pay taxes online, you can submit your electronic return before the filing deadline and schedule the payment. Payment scheduling helps ensure timely filing and payment and helps you avoid Internet connection or access problems that may occur on the due date. Read more.
Voluntary disclosure of tax liabilities
Do you owe unpaid or underpaid taxes? If the Department has not already contacted you about these liabilities, you can pay them under our voluntary disclosure program. In many cases, we will waive the penalties. Read more.