California State Agencies and Forms
California Department of Revenue -
California Department of Industrial Relations -
State Labor Laws:
CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE (Effective 1/1/17)
Minimum Wage $10.50
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Minimum Cash Wage (Tipped Employee) $10.50
Maximum Tip Credit: Not Allowed
Minimum Wage - $8.00 per hour, after July 1, 2014 it increases to no less than $9.00, and after January 1, 2016 no less than $10.00 per hour and $10.50 in 2017. Check city for different minimum wage.
|Unemployment Insurance in California:
|Taxable Wage Base 2017 (Unchanged from 2016)
|New Employer Rate 2017 New Employer Rate (%)
||3.4 in 2017
|UI Rate - Min - Max 2017 (% Taxable Wages) (Plus 0.1% employment tax assessed on most ERs)
||1.5 - 6.2
|Voluntary Contribution Permitted
|Period Effective||Calendar Year 2017|
Report quarterly wages and contributions by filing Form DE 6 (Report of Wages) by the last day of the month following end of quarter.
Additional Surcharges/Fees that may apply
Employment Training Fund contribution of 0.10%.
California Income Tax Withholding:
- Register as an employer by filing Form DE 1 or by
- Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate,
- Withholding Method = formula
- Supplemental Rate = 10.23% for stock options bonuses. All other supplemental payments 6.6%.
San Francisco payroll expense tax on page 5.
Rate is 1.5% of payroll. Business concerns with less than $2,500 of annual tax liability, are exempt from this tax
State Disability Insurance (SDI):
Maximum 2017 Taxables Earnings: $110,902
Employee 2017 Deduction Rate (Unchanged from 2016): 0.9%
Employee 2017Maximum W/H: $998.12
Employer Contribution: None
New Hire Reporting:
Employment Development Department
New Employee Registry
PO Box 997016, MIC 96
West Sacramento, CA 95799-7016
To file online
Remit Withholding for Child Support to:
PO Box 419064
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741
To file online
California has no reciprocal taxation agreements with other states, but residents of Arizona, Guam, Indiana, Oregon and Virginia are allowed a credit toward their California income tax liability for taxes paid to their home states.
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