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Who do I report new employees to and why?

All California employers must report all of their new or rehired employees who work in California to the New Employment Development Department Employee Registry within twenty (20) days of their start-of-work da...

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Do I have to report and pay taxes on family members who work for me?

All family employees’ wages are reportable as California Personal Income Tax (PIT) wages and subject to PIT withholding. However, the following family employees’ wages are not subject to Unemployment Insurance ...

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I hired independent contractors. Do I have to report them to the Employment Development Department (EDD)?

Any business or government entity that is required to file a federal Form 1099-MISC for services received from an independent contractor is required to report specific independent contractor information to the ...

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I received a notice about a former employee filing for unemployment. What do I do?

Consult the Employment Development's website for more information on unemployment filings by employees: http://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Responding_to_UI_Claim_Notices.htm

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When are taxes and a report due to the Employment Development Department (EDD)?

Consult the Employment Development's required filings and due dates webpage for more information: http://edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Taxes/Required_Filings_and_Due_Dates.htm

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We are a new corporation. Do I pay payroll taxes on officers?

Consult the California Employment Development Department's Information Sheet on Payments to Corporate Officers to get more information: http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de231pc.pdf

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Does the Employment Development Department (EDD) have a guide to help household employers understand their payroll tax responsibilities?

Consult the California Employment Development Department's 2015 Household Employer's Guide: http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de8829.pdf

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How can I determine whether my workers are employees or independent contractors?

The basic test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is whether the principal has the right to control the manner and means by which the work is performed. When the princi...

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I have a new business. Are there posters or publications that I am required to post?

Once an employer registers with the Employment Development Department, they receive a notice to post, which informs their employees of their rights under the Unemployment Insurance (UI), Disability Insurance (D...

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Where can I find the Employment Development Department (EDD) rates, withholding schedules, and information about meals and lodging?

Consult the Employment Development Department's Rates, Withholding Schedules, and Meals and Lodging Values webpage for more information: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Taxes/Rates_and_Withholding.htm

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