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Payroll Florida, Unique Aspects of Florida Payroll Law and Practice
Florida has no State Income Tax. There for there is no State Agency to oversee withholding deposits and reports. There are no State W2's to file, no supplement wage withholding rates and no State W2's to file
This information must be reported within 20 days of the hiring or rehiring.
The information can be sent as a W4 or equivalent by mail, fax or electronically.
There is a no penalty for a late report in Florida.
The Florida new hire-reporting agency can be reached at 888-854-4791 / 850-656-3343 or on the web at www.fl-newhire.com .
Florida does not allow compulsory direct deposit
In Florida there are no statutory requirements concerning pay frequency or the lag time between when the services are performed and when the employee must be paid.
Florida has no general provision on when terminated employees must be paid their final wages.
Deceased employee's wages plus travel expenses up to 0.00 must be paid to the surviving spouse, children over 18 or the deceased parents (in that order).
Escheat laws in Florida require that unclaimed wages be paid over to the state after one year.
The employer is further required in Florida to keep a record of the wages abandoned and turned over to the state for a period of five years.
There is no provision in Florida law concerning tip credits against State minimum wage.
In Florida the payroll laws covering mandatory rest or meal breaks are only that minors must have a 30 minutes meal period after four hours of work.
There is no provision in Florida law concerning record retention of wage and hour records therefor it is probably wise to follow FLSA guidelines.
The Florida agency charged with enforcing Child Support Orders and laws is:
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 8030
Tallahassee, FL 32314-8030
Florida has the following provisions for child support deductions:
Please note that this article is not updated for changes that can and will happen from time to time.
About the Author: Charles J. Read, CPA has been in the payroll, accounting and tax business for 30 years,