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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

SDI Contribution Rates

Approximately 17.9 million California employees pay a mandatory contribution to the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program for Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave 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 2016 is 0.9 percent. The SDI taxable wage limit is $106,742 per employee for calendar year 2016. The maximum to withhold for each employee is $960.68.

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