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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Payroll Tax Online Tutorials

The Employment Development Department (EDD) offers no-fee state payroll tax training, both classroom-based seminars and online tutorials. Both are designed to help employers comply with the state payroll tax laws. Review our selection of classroom seminars which are offered in a variety of locations throughout California.

The online tutorials, on the other hand, allow you to learn on your timetable, at your own pace, wherever you choose to access the Internet.

e-Services for Business Tutorials

e-Services for Business Tutorials are available to assist in managing your account, including filing reports, making payments, and more. These tutorials are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Employment Status Tutorials

The EDD created this tutorial to explain the process of classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors.

This tutorial includes six lessons:

In order to view these online tutorials, you need to have Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer.

If you experience problems with these tutorials, visit the Technical Help page.

Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88/DE 88ALL) Coupon Tutorials

The EDD created five tutorials for tax rated employers to explain how to complete and when to submit the Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88/DE 88ALL) coupon. During the tutorials, you will learn about the purpose of the Payroll Tax Deposit coupon and the critical areas that must be properly completed to ensure that your DE 88 is processed timely and correctly. You will learn how the amount of accumulated Personal Income Tax (PIT) withheld and your Federal Deposit Schedule are used to determine your deposit frequency. In tutorial #5, you will also be introduced to electronic payment options using e-Services for Business.

Throughout the tutorials, you will be introduced to terminology used by the EDD that may be unfamiliar to you. Access the Glossary of Terms – Understand the California Payroll Tax Deposit Requirements (DE 88G) to assist with understanding the terminology.

In order to view these online tutorials, you need to have Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer.

If you experience problems with these tutorials, visit the Technical Help page.