Effective October 1, 2021, employers are required to submit new hire reports for independent contractors who are paid $600 or more per calendar year for services provided in the course of their trade or business. Previously, reporting of independent contractors was optional.
The report must be filed within 20 days after the date of the first payment made to the independent contractor or the date on which the contract was entered into, whichever is earlier.
Reports must include the:
- Independent contractor’s name, address and Social Security number or other identifying number;
- The date services for payment were first rendered; and
- The employer’s name, address and employer identification number.
To report new hires employers must register for an account with the Florida Department of Revenue. Additional information is available in the “Help” section of the agency’s website.