In our August Newsletter you will find details on the upcoming tax holiday, information on the new form I-9 for employers, a few tips on getting more done at work, and more! Click the link above to view the PDF.
Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
During the period of August 4th – 6th, 2017, Florida sales tax will not be collected on clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item and on certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item. Personal computers and certain computer related accessories selling for $750 or less will also be tax free during this period. Shop ‘til you drop!
Get More Done at Work
Focus on one task at a time – When your attention is divided, you lose time on both tasks. Multitasking has been proven to decrease productivity.
Track your time—Logging how you spend your time can make you more mindful about what
you’re doing during the day.
Take breaks—When you feel your attention span shortening, grab a cup of coffee or go for a walk. Your ability to jump back into the task will be much greater.
Play some music—According to a recent study, people are more accurate and faster at their jobs while listening to music.
Schedule Email Checks—It can take up to 20 minutes to get your focus back after an interruption. Try setting specific times each day to check emails as opposed to looking every time your inbox dings.
New Form I-9 Now Available
The newest version of the Form I-9 was published by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) July 17. The form, used by HR to verify employment eligibility, will be mandatory beginning Sept. 18. Employers will be able to use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 through Sept. 17. On Sept. 18, employers must use the revised form with a revision date of 07/17/17 N.