California Personal Income Tax (PIT)

California PIT is a tax levied on the income of California residents and on income that nonresidents derive within California. The EDD administers the reporting, collection, and enforcement of PIT wage withholding. The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the EDD administer the California PIT program for the Governor to provide resources needed for California public services such as schools, public parks, roads, health, and human services.

California PIT is withheld from employees’ pay based on the Employee’s Withholding allowance Certificate (Form W-4 or DE 4) on file with their employer. There is no taxable wages limit. Please refer to the PIT withholding schedule. The tax rate withheld is based on the employee's Form W-4 or DE 4. There is no maximum tax.

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