Florida strives to be a favorable place for entities to form or do business. They are one of the leaders in internet public access to corporate information filed with the corporation division. Fax filings are allowed and online certificates of status can be obtained. The initial filing fees are low (around $100) and the annual fees can be paid online. The turnaround time is good, but we recommend having someone in Tallahassee if a problem arises with your filing. Florida claims tax advantages for businesses various Sales and Use Tax Exemptions. Because Florida is a large size and has a pro-business corporate division, it will continue to be one of the more popular States for entity formations.