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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Obtaining Tax Forms and Publications

Most payroll tax forms, guides, information sheets, and other publications can be obtained in any of the following ways (exceptions noted below in the Ordering Instructions for Specific Forms section):

Ordering Instructions for Specific Forms

Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88) coupon booklet: Your first booklet of personalized coupons is mailed to you approximately six (6) weeks after you register as an employer. New booklets are mailed each year by March. Each booklet has a reorder form on the back cover. You may also call our toll-free number 1-888-745-3886 to order another booklet. Please allow six (6) weeks for delivery. If you need a DE 88 coupon before receiving your booklet, you can get blank Payroll Tax Deposit (88ALL) coupons by any of the methods above.

Quarterly filing forms (i.e., Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages [DE 9], Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages [Continuation] [DE 9C], and Quarterly Report of Wages and Withholdings for Employers of Household Workers [DE 3BHW]) are automatically mailed to registered employers or their designated agents. If you report more employees than can fit on one page, order blank forms by any of the methods above.

The annual filing form Annual Payroll Tax Return for Employer of Household Workers (DE 3HW) is automatically mailed to registered employers or their designated agents. Blank forms may be obtained by any of the methods above.

Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits (DE 2501) is preprinted with the appropriate field office address and may be ordered from a State Disability Insurance Office by phone. You may also obtain the form from your physician/practitioner or employer, send an online message through Ask EDD or visit an SDI Office.

Other Publications of Interest

The California Employer newsletter is published quarterly and provides employers with the latest news, important reminders, and valuable services and resources available to support the employer community. Recent issues of the California Employer newsletters can be saved and printed.

California Personal Income Tax Withholding Schedules are printed in the California Employer’s Guide (DE 44). They can also be saved and printed:

Precedent Decisions of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board can be saved and printed from their website.

For assistance, call the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886 or visit your local Employment Tax Office.