Form RT-6 "Employer's Quarterly Report" - Florida

What Is RT-6?

Form RT-6, Employer's Quarterly Report, is a legal document used to inform the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) about the total number of all employees who performed services or received pay, their gross, excess, and taxable wages. Florida RT-6 Form computes the employer taxes (also known as payroll taxes) and includes tax summary details.

This form was released by the Florida DOR. The latest version of the form was issued on January 1, 2015, with all previous editions obsolete. You can download an RT-6 fillable form through the link below. Additional department-released guidelines can be found in the instructions manual for Forms RT-6 and RT-6A.

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Florida RT-6 Instructions

Before filing Form RT-6, you are required to register and receive a reemployment tax account number. You may do this online on the DOR website.

Include the following details in the Florida Department of Revenue employer's quarterly report:

  1. State the total number of full-time and part-time employees who worked or received salaries during the payroll period;
  2. Enter the total gross wages paid - the amount before any taxes and deductions. Include salaries, bonuses, commissions, sick and vacation pay, and any remuneration paid without using cash;
  3. Indicate the excess wages - they exceed $7,000 per employee in a calendar year;
  4. Write down the taxable wages paid this quarter (gross wages minus excess wages). Only the first $7,000 paid to the employee is taxable;
  5. State the due tax by multiplying taxable wages by the tax rate;
  6. If the report is late, compute the penalty of $25 for each month;
  7. If you did not pay tax on time, you owe interest on tax due. To see the current interest rates, visit the DOR website;
  8. If you choose to pay quarterly taxes in installments, enter $5;
  9. State the total amount of taxes due;
  10. Write down the employer's name and reemployment tax (RT) account number;
  11. Provide the employees' personal details - their social security numbers, full names, gross and taxable wages;
  12. Certify that the facts stated in the form are true and accurate. Add your contact information and sign the document.

The report covers employment during a single calendar quarter. The report is due on the first day of the month following the end of each calendar quarter:

Quarter:

Due by:

January - March

April 30

April - June

July 31

July - September

October 31

October - December

January 31

It is possible to report this information either electronically or on paper. If you wish to send a paper report, mail the RT-6 Form to: Reemployment Tax, Florida Department of Revenue, 5050 W. Tennessee St. Bldg L, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0180

How to Pay RT-6 Online

The fastest and most efficient way to file a Florida RT-6 Form is online. You need to register on the DOR website at floridarevenue.com.

The DOR will then send you a User ID, PIN or Password, and instructions for filing and paying the reemployment tax. If you use this method, you will no longer receive paper reports from the DOR, and if you choose to pay RT-6 online, do not send a paper report.

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Florida Department of Revenue Employer’s Quarterly Report
Use black ink. Example A - Handwritten Example B - Typed
Employers are required to file quarterly tax/wage reports regardless of employment activity or whether any taxes are due.
Example A
Example B
0123456789
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
RT-6
Use
Black Ink
to Complete This Form
R. 01/15
DUE DATE
PENALTY AFTER DATE
TAX RATE
QUARTER ENDING
RT ACCOUNT NUMBER
/
/
Do not make any changes
If you do not have an account number, you
to the pre-printed
are required to register (see instructions).
information on this form.
F.E.I. NUMBER
If changes are needed,
request and complete an
Employer Account
Change Form (RTS-3).
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY POSTMARK DATE
/
/
Reverse Side Must be Completed
Name
2.
Gross wages paid this quarter
Mailing
(Must total all pages)
Address
3. Excess wages paid this quarter
City/St/ZIP
(See instructions)
4. Taxable wages paid this quarter
(See instructions)
Location
Address
5. Tax due
(Multiply Line 4 by Tax Rate)
City/St/ZIP
6. Penalty due
,
(See instructions)
1. Enter the total number
of full-time and part-time
1st Month
7. Interest due
covered workers who
,
(See instructions)
performed services during
2nd Month
or received pay for the
8. Installment fee
,
payroll period including the
(See instructions)
12th of the month.
3rd Month
9a. Total amount due
(See instructions)
Check if final return:
9b. Amount Enclosed
Date operations ceased.
(See instructions)
Check if you had out-of-state wages. Attach Employer’s
RT-6
If you are filing as a sole proprietor, is this for
Quarterly Report for Out-of-State Taxable Wages (RT-6NF).
domestic (household) employment only?
Yes
No
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have read this return and the facts stated in it are true (sections 443.171(5), Florida Statutes).
Title
Sign here
Phone
Fax
(
)
(
)
Signature of officer
Date
Preparer check
Preparer’s
Preparer’s
if self-employed
SSN or PTIN
signature
Paid
preparers
FEIN
Firm’s name (or yours
Date
only
if self-employed)
and address
Preparer’s
ZIP
(
)
phone number
DO NOT
DETACH
TC
Employer’s Quarterly Report Payment Coupon
RT-6
Rule 73B-10.037
R. 01/15
Florida Administrative Code
Effective Date 11/14
COMPLETE and MAIL with your REPORT/PAYMENT.
DOR USE ONLY
Florida Department of Revenue
Please write your RT ACCOUNT NUMBER on check.
Make check payable to: Florida U.C. Fund
POSTMARK OR HAND-DELIVERY DATE
RT-6
RT ACCOUNT NO.
Cents
U.S. Dollars
F.E.I. NUMBER
GROSS WAGES
(From Line 2 above.)
AMOUNT ENCLOSED
(From Line 9b above.)
-
PAYMENT FOR QUARTER
Name
ENDING MM/YY
Mailing
Address
Check here if you are electing to
Check here if you transmitted
pay tax due in installments.
funds electronically.
City/St/ZIP
9100 0 99999999 0068054031 7 5009999999 0000 4
9100 0 99999999 0068054031 7 5009999999 0000 4
Florida Department of Revenue Employer’s Quarterly Report
Use black ink. Example A - Handwritten Example B - Typed
Employers are required to file quarterly tax/wage reports regardless of employment activity or whether any taxes are due.
Example A
Example B
0123456789
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
RT-6
Use
Black Ink
to Complete This Form
R. 01/15
DUE DATE
PENALTY AFTER DATE
TAX RATE
QUARTER ENDING
RT ACCOUNT NUMBER
/
/
Do not make any changes
If you do not have an account number, you
to the pre-printed
are required to register (see instructions).
information on this form.
F.E.I. NUMBER
If changes are needed,
request and complete an
Employer Account
Change Form (RTS-3).
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY POSTMARK DATE
/
/
Reverse Side Must be Completed
Name
2.
Gross wages paid this quarter
Mailing
(Must total all pages)
Address
3. Excess wages paid this quarter
City/St/ZIP
(See instructions)
4. Taxable wages paid this quarter
(See instructions)
Location
Address
5. Tax due
(Multiply Line 4 by Tax Rate)
City/St/ZIP
6. Penalty due
,
(See instructions)
1. Enter the total number
of full-time and part-time
1st Month
7. Interest due
covered workers who
,
(See instructions)
performed services during
2nd Month
or received pay for the
8. Installment fee
,
payroll period including the
(See instructions)
12th of the month.
3rd Month
9a. Total amount due
(See instructions)
Check if final return:
9b. Amount Enclosed
Date operations ceased.
(See instructions)
Check if you had out-of-state wages. Attach Employer’s
RT-6
If you are filing as a sole proprietor, is this for
Quarterly Report for Out-of-State Taxable Wages (RT-6NF).
domestic (household) employment only?
Yes
No
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have read this return and the facts stated in it are true (sections 443.171(5), Florida Statutes).
Title
Sign here
Phone
Fax
(
)
(
)
Signature of officer
Date
Preparer check
Preparer’s
Preparer’s
if self-employed
SSN or PTIN
signature
Paid
preparers
FEIN
Firm’s name (or yours
Date
only
if self-employed)
and address
Preparer’s
ZIP
(
)
phone number
DO NOT
DETACH
TC
Employer’s Quarterly Report Payment Coupon
RT-6
Rule 73B-10.037
R. 01/15
Florida Administrative Code
Effective Date 11/14
COMPLETE and MAIL with your REPORT/PAYMENT.
DOR USE ONLY
Florida Department of Revenue
Please write your RT ACCOUNT NUMBER on check.
Make check payable to: Florida U.C. Fund
POSTMARK OR HAND-DELIVERY DATE
RT-6
RT ACCOUNT NO.
Cents
U.S. Dollars
F.E.I. NUMBER
GROSS WAGES
(From Line 2 above.)
AMOUNT ENCLOSED
(From Line 9b above.)
-
PAYMENT FOR QUARTER
Name
ENDING MM/YY
Mailing
Address
Check here if you are electing to
Check here if you transmitted
pay tax due in installments.
funds electronically.
City/St/ZIP
9100 0 99999999 0068054031 7 5009999999 0000 4
9100 0 99999999 0068054031 7 5009999999 0000 4
Florida Department of Revenue Employer’s Quarterly Report
RT-6
R. 01/15
Employers are required to file quarterly tax/wage reports regardless of employment activity or whether any taxes are due.
Use
Black Ink
to Complete This Form
QUARTER ENDING
RT ACCOUNT NUMBER
EMPLOYER’S NAME
/
/
11. EMPLOYEE’S NAME
(please print first twelve characters of last name and first
12a. EMPLOYEE’S GROSS WAGES PAID THIS QUARTER
10. EMPLOYEE’S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
eight characters of first name in boxes)
12b. EMPLOYEE’S TAXABLE WAGES PAID THIS QUARTER
Only the first $7,000 paid to each employee per calendar year is taxable.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
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-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
13a. Total Gross Wages (add Lines 12a only). Total this page only.
Include this and totals from additional pages in Line 2 on page 1.
13b. Total Taxable Wages (add Lines 12b only). Total this page only.
Include this and totals from additional pages in Line 4 on page 1.
DO NOT
DETACH
Mail Reply To:
Social security numbers (SSNs) are used by the Florida Department of Revenue as unique
identifiers for the administration of Florida’s taxes. SSNs obtained for tax administration
Reemployment Tax
purposes are confidential under sections 213.053 and 119.071, Florida Statutes, and not
Florida Department of Revenue
subject to disclosure as public records. Collection of your SSN is authorized under state
5050 W Tennessee St Bldg L
and federal law. Visit our website at www.floridarevenue.com and select “Privacy Notice”
Tallahassee FL 32399-0180
for more information regarding the state and federal law governing the collection, use, or
release of SSNs, including authorized exceptions.
Please save your instructions!
Quarterly Report instructions (RT-6N/RTS-3) are only mailed
with new accounts or when there are changes. If you misplace
your instructions, you can download them from
www.floridarevenue.com/Pages/forms_index.aspx
Florida Department of Revenue
RT-6A
R. 01/15
Employer’s Quarterly Report Continuation Sheet
Employers are required to file quarterly tax/wage reports regardless of employment activity or whether any taxes are due.
Social security numbers (SSNs) are used by the Florida Department of Revenue as unique identifiers for the administration of Florida’s taxes. SSNs
obtained for tax administration purposes are confidential under sections 213.053 and 119.071, Florida Statutes, and not subject to disclosure as public
RT ACCOUNT NUMBER
records. Collection of your SSN is authorized under state and federal law. Visit our website at www.floridarevenue.com and select “Privacy Notice” for
more information regarding the state and federal law governing the collection, use, or release of SSNs, including authorized exceptions.
QUARTER ENDING
F.E.I. NUMBER
EMPLOYER’S NAME
-
/
/
11. EMPLOYEE’S NAME
12a. EMPLOYEE’S GROSS WAGES PAID THIS QUARTER
(please print first twelve characters of last name and first
10. EMPLOYEE’S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
eight characters of first name in boxes)
12b. EMPLOYEE’S TAXABLE WAGES PAID THIS QUARTER
Only the first $7,000 paid to each employee per calendar year is taxable.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
-
-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
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-
Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
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Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
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Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
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Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
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Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
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Last
Name
12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
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Name
12a.
First
Middle
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Initial
12b.
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Last
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12a.
First
Middle
Name
Initial
12b.
TC
Rule 73B-10.037
13a. Total Gross Wages (add Lines 12a only). Total this page only. Include
Florida Administrative Code
Effective Date 11/14
this and totals from additional pages in Line 2 on page 1 of the RT-6.
13b. Total Taxable Wages (add Lines 12b only). Total this page only. Include
this and totals from additional pages in Line 4 on page 1 of the RT-6.
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