Tip of the Week Archive

2014: April | March | February | January

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April 2014

  • Week of April 14, 2014

    Employers: Are You Mailing a Payroll Tax Deposit?

    When mailing your payroll tax deposit, remember to include a Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88) coupon. If the coupon is not included, you may incur penalties and interest or misallocation of your deposit. Enroll in e-Services for Business and manage your account online.  Make deposits, file returns, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    If you have any questions regarding deposits, visit Required Filings and Due Dates. You can also refer to the California Employer’s Guide (DE 44) or contact the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886. Visit Timely Payroll Tax Deposits for more information.

  • Week of April 7, 2014

    Are you looking for an EDD form or publication?

    Check out the Online Forms and Publications page here on the EDD website. You can use the Form Locator to search for forms and publications by keyword, program, customer type, and category. Forms and publications may be viewed (downloaded and/or printed) and some forms can be ordered in single or bulk quantities. Just look for the quantity box in the “order” column. Visit the Online Forms and Publications page to find the EDD form or publication you need.

March 2014

  • Week of March 31, 2014

    Do you have a question about State Disability Insurance (SDI)?

    If you have a question about SDI (which includes Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave) that is not addressed on our website or through the SDI FAQs, send a message using Ask EDD.

    You can start by selecting from the categories Disability Insurance Benefits or Paid Family Leave to find the appropriate sub-category to help answer your question. If you need additional information you can submit a message by selecting either category <Disability Insurance Benefits> or <Paid Family Leave>, and the topic <Other (Questions or Comments)>, then select “Continue” and enter in your contact information, include your question or comment, and submit!

    Check out these categories and more available through Ask EDD

  • Week of March 24, 2014

    Looking for Labor Market Information about a particular subject such as wages, industries, the economy, and more?

    The EDD provides Labor Market Information about California and local area employment and unemployment statistics, economic planning information, career information, and other labor market statistics. Information is available on many labor market topics such as occupational outlook, wages, industry employment trends and more. Visit the Labor Market Information section of the EDD website for more information. 

  • Week of March 17, 2014

    Job Fairs and Workshops

    There are job fairs and workshops throughout California to serve the EDD’s customers and help them get the career guidance they need. The job fairs and workshops listings are divided into three regions: Northern, Los Angeles/Ventura, and Southern.

    For more information, visit the Job Fairs and Workshops page.

  • Week of March 10, 2014

    Stay up-to-date with EDD and receive our latest news and announcements.

    The EDD’s e-mail subscription services make it easy to stay up-to-date. Subscribe to our e-mail lists to be informed of the latest news about the EDD’s programs and services, including news and announcements, recently added forms and publications, and events.

    You can choose any or all of the following subscription services:

      • State Disability Insurance Updates and Information
      • Unemployment Insurance Information
      • Employment and Payroll Tax Information
      • Labor Market Information
      • Workforce Investment Act and Wagner-Peyser Act

    Subscribe and Get E-mail Notices today.

  • Week of March 3, 2014

    Employers: Report Newly Hired and Rehired Employees within 20 days of their Start-of-Work Date

    An employer is required to report information on newly hired or rehired employees who work in California to the EDD’s New Employee Registry (NER) by filing a Report of New Employee(s) (DE 34). Enroll in e-Services for Business and file online.  It’s fast, easy, and secure.

    Please refer to the Information Sheet: Reporting New Employees and Independent Contractors (DE 231Y) for more information.

February 2014

  • Week of February 24, 2014

    State Disability Insurance (SDI) Online Informational Tutorials and Videos

    The Employment Development Department (EDD) offers various online tutorials and informational videos to help guide claimants, physicians/practitioners, and employers through the electronic claim filing system, SDI Online. Access them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at SDI Online Informational Tutorials and Videos.

    Online tutorials include Registration, Filing a Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave claim, Certification, and Form Submission.

  • Week of February 17, 2014

    Employment Resources Available for Job Seekers

    If you’re looking for a job, there are many resources for job seekers available through the EDD.  Find training, job fairs or workshops in your area, local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM offices, and information on careers including jobs with the State and the EDD, as well as other employment resources by visiting one of these pages:

    To keep up-to-date with news and hot topics for job seekers and other EDD programs, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

  • Week of February 10, 2014

    Am I Required to Register as an Employer for Payroll Tax Purposes?

    Generally, a business becomes subject to state payroll taxes if you paid wages over $100 in a calendar quarter to one or more employees. Types of wages are: compensation for services performed, including cash payments, commissions, bonuses, and the reasonable cash value of noncash payments (like meals and lodging) for services.

    If you are an Employer, the next step is to register with the EDD within 15 days:

  • Week of February 3, 2014

    Receive the Latest State Disability Insurance (SDI) Information and Updates by E-mail

    To receive the latest SDI updates and information by e-mail, subscribe to the SDI e-mail list. Updates include new program information, news alerts, system maintenance, and more. To sign up:

    1. Go to the Get E-mail Notices – Subscribe to a List page.
    2. Check the “State Disability Insurance Updates and Information” box and select the “Submit” button.
    3. Check your e-mail for the confirmation e-mail and follow the directions to subscribe to the e-mail list.

    You can always unsubscribe from the list on the Get E-mail Notices page by selecting the “I want to unsubscribe” link.

January 2014

  • Week of January 27, 2014

    Connect with the EDD

    There are several ways to connect with the EDD:

    • Contact Us: If you have questions about your specific account, claim, or a question, you can send a message online, call one of our toll-free numbers, or send us mail.
    • Locate an EDD Office: Search for Disability Insurance, America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations, Tax, or Veterans Services offices near you.
    • Find us on Social Media: We post program information and important updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages. On our YouTube Channel, view informational videos on a variety of the EDD’s programs and services.
    • Get E-mail Notices: The EDD’s e-mail subscription service provides our customers with the latest news about EDD programs and services.

    For more information, visit our Connect with the EDD page.

  • Week of January 20, 2014

    Are you looking for an EDD office?

    Use the EDD Office Locator to find an office for:

    • America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (formerly known as One-Stop Career Centers)
    • Disability Insurance
    • Tax
    • Veterans Services

    Start by selecting the type of office you are looking for, and then enter a ZIP Code, city and state, or a full address. The offices closest to that area will display and includes the office contact information and location.

  • Week of January 13, 2014

    Employer Payroll Tax Deposit Requirements

    If you are an employer and need to pay your payroll taxes, you can do so by visiting e-Services for Business, or by mailing your deposit with the Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88/DE 88ALL).

    • Deposit Frequency: The deposit frequency (next-day, semi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually) is based on each employer’s federal deposit schedule/requirement and the amount of accumulated California Personal Income Tax (PIT) withheld. Visit the Timely Payroll Tax Deposits page for more information on deposit frequency.
    • Deposits: If you’re mailing your deposit, make sure you are including your DE 88. Failure to include a DE 88 may result in penalties and interest or misallocation of your deposit. For more information about deposits, visit the Required Filings and Due Dates page.
  • Week of January 6, 2014

    Taxes and Collecting Unemployment or State Disability Benefits

    If you received Unemployment Insurance or State Disability Insurance benefits from the Employment Development Department (EDD) in 2013, you will receive the Form 1099G. The Form 1099G reports the total taxable unemployment compensation issued to you from the EDD for a calendar year. Total taxable unemployment insurance includes:

    • Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits – shown as UI.
    • Disability Insurance (DI) benefits received as a substitute for UI benefits – shown as DI.
    • Disaster Unemployment Assistance benefits – shown as DUA.
    • Paid Family Leave benefits – shown as PFL.

    The EDD mails the annual Form 1099G during the last week of January. Claimants should receive their forms no later than January 31.

    For more information, check out the Form 1099G FAQs for Unemployment Insurance or the Form 1099G FAQs for State Disability Insurance.

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