Florida Payroll Instructions

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There are no Florida state income taxes, and no state payroll tax withholding. However, you'll still need to withhold for federal taxes, SUTA and FUTA.

HINT-- Turtle Creek's payroll accounting software includes free annual updates for state and US federal tax withholding rates.

Florida State Withholding Instructions

To enter withholding information for an employee in your Goldenseal company file, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Employees from the Accounts menu.
  2. Locate the employee record.
  3. Click the Payroll Setup button.
  4. Enter the employee's marital status into the Marital Status field.
  5. Enter the number of federal dependents into the Federal Exemptions field.
  6. Enter the Florida Tax Package into the Tax Package field. HINT-- If you don't see it in the list, you'll need to import the tax info first.
  7. Click OK.

Florida State Unemployment Tax Instructions

In 2021, the Florida SUTA unemployment insurance tax applies to the first $7,000 of wages (it was reduced from $8,000 in 2014 and stayed the same ever since). The starting rate for a new company is 2.7%. It stays at that rate for the first 10 quarters of employment. After that, the rate can vary between .1% and 5.4% depending on payroll totals and the number of UI claims made against your business.

To enter your Florida state SUTA tax rate into the Goldenseal payroll software, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Payroll Setup from the Costs menu, and choose Tax Items from the submenu.
  2. You'll see a list of Tax Items. Locate the Florida SUTA tax in the list, and double-click on it. HINT: If you don't see Florida SUTA in the list, you'll need to import your state's payroll info first.
  3. Enter the percentage rate that you pay into the percentage field to the right of Calculation method.
  4. If the cutoff amount has changed, enter it into the dollar field to the right of First Adjustment.

Florida Marital Status

Use the following to determine the value for the Marital Status popup menu in each Employee account:

  • Single- single employee with one personal exemption (S table)
  • Married- married employee with two personal exemptions (M table)
  • Dual Income- married employee with one personal exemption (S table)
  • Head of House- employee claims Head of Family status
  • Other- not used

Florida Tax Contacts

Revenue department website

Tax Forms-- 850 488-8422
SUTA rate info-- 904 488-6093
Worker's Comp info-- 904 922-3146

Florida Department of Revenue
Carlton Building Tallahassee FL 32399 0100

Little Known Florida Tax Facts

Thanks to the Panhandle Prosperity Act of 1987, residents of the Florida panhandle may purchase goods tax-free from businesses located in the Texas, Idaho and Oklahoma panhandles.

Official State Lawn Ornament

1987 to 1999-- Pink plastic flamingo being eaten by pink plastic alligator.
2000 to 2001-- Hanging chad.
2002 to 2003-- Pink plastic flamingo being eaten by pink plastic alligator.
2004 to 2005-- Pink plastic flamingo covered with hurricane debris.
2006 to 2007-- Pink plastic flamingo covered with tiny blue tarp.
2008-- Pink plastic flamingo with Obama campaign sticker.
2009 to 2013-- Unemployed relative.
2014 to present-- Pink plastic boa constrictor swallowing pink plastic alligator.