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Employment Development Department

Payroll Taxes

EDD Closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Employment Development Department offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. For Unemployment, Disability Insurance, and Paid Family Leave claimants, benefit payments may require an additional 1-2 days for processing. Visit the State Holidays page for more information.

Information for Those Impacted by Wildfires

The Governor has issued a state of emergency proclamation for three California Counties due to the effects of wildfires.  For more information about EDD assistance for those impacted by these disasters including unemployment insurance benefits and a payroll tax extension for employers, visit EDD’s Disaster Related Services.

New State Law: Electronic File and Pay Requirement

Employers will soon be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department.

  • Beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more employees will be required to electronically file and pay.
  • Beginning January 1, 2018, all remaining employers

For more information, visit E-file and E-pay Mandate for Employers.


Whether you are starting a new business, an existing employer, or a household employer, our goal is to help you find the resources and information that you need to succeed. For the latest news, visit Payroll Tax News, the California Employer Newsletter, and subscribe to EDD’s e-mail subscription services. Our business is your success.