Florida Department of State

Pay attention to the Department of State requirements for Florida. For example, the Florida Department of State considerations and obligations are as follows:

Other Considerations

Professional Corporations

United Agent Services can also complete the documents necessary to create your Professional Corporation. Under Florida law, a professional corporation is formed in order to render services within a single, state-licensed profession. Professional corporations generally may not conduct any other business, and must comply with particular conventions in its choice of corporate name.

License Requirements

Certain types of businesses, such as health care and real estate, are required to obtain a license and pay a fee to operate in Florida. 

Continuing Obligations

Annual Report:

A report must be filed with the Florida Department of State every year between January 1 and May 1. The first report must be filed within this period in the year following the calendar year of incorporation. This report must indicate:

  • The name of the corporation and its state or country of incorporation
  • The date of incorporation or, if a foreign corporation, the date on which it was admitted to do business in this state
  • The address of its principal office and the mailing address of the corporation
  • The corporation’s federal employer identification number, if any, or, if none, whether one has been applied for
  • The names and business street addresses of its directors and principal officers
  • The street address of its registered office and the name of its registered agent there
  • A voluntary taxpayer contribution to the Election Campaign Financing Trust Fund, including an explanation of the trust fund purpose
  • Other necessary and additional information

Other Reports

The board must send an annual report to all shareholders no later than 120 days after the close of the fiscal year. The annual report describes the financial position of the corporation for the fiscal year, as well as any indemnifications and advances made to principals of the corporation.

Supplemental Corporate Fee: In addition to any other taxes, an annual supplemental corporate fee of $88.75 is imposed on each business entity that is authorized to transact business in this state and is required to file an annual report with the Department of State.

Dissolution

A Florida corporation may voluntarily elect to wind up and dissolve. A corporation must file a Certificate or Articles of Dissolution when it wishes to dissolve. United Agent Services will prepare your Certificate/Articles of Dissolution and submit it to the appropriate state agency to assist you in dissolving your corporation.