This Week’s “Quick Shoot”

This Week’s “Quick Shoot”
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The U.S. Small Business Administration is currently recognizing Women’s History Month with a variety of educational events and webinars.  In that regard:

In honor of Women’s History Month, join us (@SBAgov) and industry experts for the  “Business Success HER Way” Twitter chat on Tuesday, March 19 at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT. We’ll be sharing tips and resources to help women entrepreneurs start, grow and expand businesses. Follow along with the hashtag #SBAchat.3

Periodically this column will cross-reference to other relevant blog pieces. The following is a link to “5 Myths About Payroll Taxes” circulated by the SBA. Without repeating that blog piece in detail, the following are the “myths” identified in that article:

  1. Transforming employees into independent contractors to save on payroll taxes is easy
  2. All tax-free benefits are exempt from payroll taxes
  3. You can pay employment taxes with your quarterly employer tax return
  4. Outsourcing to a payroll service provider relieves you of liability
  5. Incorporating relieves you of liability for unpaid employment taxes

To consult with an experienced business law lawyer today, call 855-686-6752

Now

…this series has covered last summer’s SunPass electronic toll system breakdown and its implications for Florida users.4 It seems that the Dollar and Thrifty rental car companies may have compounded the issue with improper end-user charges between January 1, 2011 and January 7, 2019, and that Florida’s Attorney General has reached a settlement on that matter. 5 For consumers who believe they may be eligible to make a refund claim, here is a link to the claim process (which has a July 7, 2019 filing deadline). The Attorney General’s office has noted “Consumers that already filed complaints with the Office of the Attorney General, the Better Business Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services do not need to file a claim. Those complaints are already being considered for a refund.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is currently recognizing Women’s History Month with a variety of educational events and webinars.

And for some final good news this week, it appears that the red tide breakout in Florida’s Gulf Coast waters which commenced in late 2017 has subsided. As reported in simple terms, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported “The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was not observed in samples collected over the past week.”6

You, the readers, may now put down your notebooks, at least for a few days….

1 In fact, I am listening to my 17th watch-through it now as I write this.

2 Unfortunately a specific link to the term was unavailable online, so direct memory has been used.

3 Source: SBA March 17, 2019 e-newsletter

4 /just-another-busy-week-florida-law-business/

5 https://myfloridalegal.com/newsrel.nsf/newsreleases/9B8E6D9D013832278525838A0073F068. The following is a link to the case settlement: https://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/TDGT-B8NT5W/$file/Final+Signed+DTAG+Settlement+Agreement+1+11+19.pdf

6 https://myfwc.com/research/redtide/statewide/

– For more information, call Philip N. Kabler of the Gainesville, FL office of Bogin, Munns & Munns at 352.332.7688, where he practices in the areas of business, banking, real estate, and equine law. He has taught business and real estate law courses at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Warrington College of Business Administration. And is now the President-Elect of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.

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NOTICE: The article above is not intended to serve as legal advice, and you should not rely on it as such. It is offered only as general information. You should consult with a duly licensed attorney regarding your Florida legal matter, as every situation is unique. Please know that merely reading this article, subscribing to this blog, or otherwise contacting Bogin, Munns & Munns does not establish an attorney-client relationship with our firm. Should you seek legal representation from Bogin, Munns & Munns, any such representation must first be agreed to by the firm and confirmed in a written agreement.

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