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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Reminder: Unemployment Taxes Due by October 31st

The Florida unemployment compensation tax (now called “reemployment tax”) for the third quarter of 2015 (for payroll paid during the months of July, August and September) is due to the state of Florida by October 31st, along with the Employer’s Quarterly Report (RT-6).­ All Florida businesses with employees are responsible for paying this tax (with very limited exceptions).

The Employer’s Quarterly Report used to be called the UCT-6 but is now known as the RT-6 because the Legislature changed the name from unemployment compensation to reemployment assistance several years ago.­ Only the name has changed; the content of the form is still the same.­

On the RT-6 tax return, an employer must list all employee names and social security numbers, plus the amount of wages paid for the quarter.­ Reemployment taxes are collected only on the first $7,000 of each employee’s wages.­ This is a change from 2014 – last year, employers paid tax on the first $8,000 of each employee’s wages.­

Because reemployment tax is only paid on the first $7,000 of each employee’s wages, the employer may not owe much tax this quarter if their employees have already reached $7,000 in wages this calendar year.

If a business pays its tax by electronic funds transfer (EFT) or through the Internet, they must initiate the payment by 5:00 p.m. ET on the business day prior to October 31st for the payment to be considered timely. A late filing penalty is charged at $25 for each month or a fraction of a month that a report is late. Interest is charged at 1% per month on the unpaid tax from the original due date until the tax is paid.

If employers have 10 or more employees, they are required to file an RT-6 and pay their taxes online through the Department of Revenue’s website, unless they have received a waiver to file their return on paper.­

Whether employers file by paper or electronically, they can sign up to receive a quarterly reemployment tax reminder email from the Department of Revenue at dor.myflorida.com/dor/list/.

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