Businesss Guide - Federal and State Tax Reporting Requirements
Is your company a sole proprietorship? Partnership? Do you wish to incorporate?
Your particular circumstances will dictate which structure is best for
you. See your lawyer or accountant for help.
Federal Employee ID Number, employee related tax
information. Six to eight weeks for issuing numbers.
Location: 9600 Koger Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33702
State Tangible Personal Property Tax
The State of Florida taxes
individuals, corporations and partnerships on the fair market value of
intangible assets, defined to include accounts and notes receivable,
investments and stock. Contact the Florida Department of Revenue to determine
if you must file an Intangible Personal Property Return.
State Sales Tax
Any business subject to the collection of Sales Tax
is required to register with the State and obtain a Sales Tax I.D. number.
For forms and assistance contact:
By going to the Department of Revenue in person, you can
save up to six weeks time when registering for your state tax ID number.
In person registrations are issued on a same day basis.
Location: 19337 U.S. Hwy 19 N. Suite 200, Clearwater,
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Phone: (727) 538-7400
State Corporate Income Tax
Corporations doing business in Florida and filing Federal
income tax returns may be required to file a State income tax. To determine
if you must file contact the Florida
Department of Revenue.
State Unemployment Insurance Tax, Tax Forms, and Rates
Location: 2240 Belleair Rd. Clearwater, FL 33764; 2312
Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: (727) 538-7208
Workmen's Compensation Insurance
If you own a construction company, or employ four or more persons, you
will need worker's compensation insurance.
Location: 9215 N. Florida Ave. Suite 107, Tampa, FL
Phone: (813) 930-7545
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates the
safety and health of employees at many types of businesses. To help you
comply with OSHA requirements at your workplace, you can obtain the regulations
pertaining to your type of business. Contact: (813) 626-1177. Length of
time for approvals varies by type of business.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Location: 5807 Breckenridge Parkway, Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: (813) 626-1177
The Fair Standards Act and information
of Federal Hour & Wage regulations can be obtained from:
of Labor, Employment Standards
Administration, Wage & Hour Division
Location: 4905 West Laurel, Suite 300, Tampa, FL 33629
Phone: (813) 288-1242
State Fictitious Name Registration
If your business is
not incorporated and you use any name other than your own for business
purposes, it must be registered. Contact:
Florida Department of
Attn: Fictitious Name Registration
Mail: P.O. Box 6327, Tallahassee, FL 32314