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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

SDI Contribution Rates

Approximately 17.2 million California employees pay a mandatory contribution to the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program for Disability and Paid Family Leave insurance coverage. Employee contributions are paid through payroll deductions.

Please see the current State Disability Insurance Withholding Rate on the Tax Rate and Withholding Schedules.

The SDI Withholding Rate for 2015 is 0.9 percent. The SDI taxable wage limit is $104,378 per employee for calendar year 2015. The maximum to withhold for each employee is $939.40.

Employers who have questions about the contribution rate should contact their local Employment Tax Office.