Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Florida

At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Florida.

Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.

Quick Facts for Starting a Florida Business

Expedited Services Available: No
New Business Publishing Required: Yes*
Private Registration Available: No

Registered Agent Required: Yes
Annual Report Required: Yes
Franchise Tax Required: Yes

State Sales Tax: 6%
State Income Tax: 5.5%
Unemployment Insurance: .1%-5.4%

*Only DBAs require a “published notice of intent” in Florida.

Florida Business Entity Options

Business Entity Type State Registration Fees Applicable Form
General Partnership (Optional) $50 General Partnership Registration Statement
Domestic Limited Partnership (LP) $965 Certificate of Limited Partnership
Domestic Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) $965 Certificate of Limited Partnership
Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) $100 Articles of Organization
Domestic Corporation $35 Articles of Incorporation
Professional Corporation $35 Articles of Incorporation
Benefit Corporation $70 Articles of Incorporation for Florida Profit Benefit Corporation
Domestic Nonprofit Corporation $35 Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation
Foreign Limited Partnership (LP) $965 Application by Foreign Limited Partnership
Foreign Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) $965 Limited Liability Limited Partnership to Transact Business in Florida
Foreign Corporation $100 Application by Foreign Corporation for Authorization to Transact Business in Florida
Foreign Nonprofit Corporation $70 Application by Foreign Not for Profit Corporation for Authorization to Conduct its Affairs in Florida
Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC) $100 Application by Foreign Limited Liability Company for Authorization to Transact Business in Florida

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Key Florida Government Resources

Florida Department of State
Division of Corporations
The Centre of Tallahassee
2415 N. Monroe Street, Suite 810
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Florida Department of Revenue
5050 West Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399

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Need a Small Business Compliance Checklist?

Business compliance can slip through the cracks! As your existing business evolves, you are required to file notify the state of any changes. Many business owners lose sight of these requirements and fail to realize they haven’t met compliance requirements.

Use our compliance checklist to determine which business filings you need to perform to manage this year’s activities and changes.

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