California Revises 2018 Employer’s Guide

June 1, 2018 Tom Hospod

The California Employer Development Department (EDD) has revised Publication DE-44, its 2018 Employer’s Guide, which details reporting and withholding requirements for employers who pay employees in the State of California.

There is only one substantive revision to this publication – it now includes information pertaining to the Electronic Reporting and Payment Mandate that went into effect January 1, 2018. According to this mandate, employers must electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the EDD electronically. Previously, this mandate only applied to employers with 10 or more employees; it now applies to all employers.

About the Author

Tom Hospod

Tom Hospod is a member of the Tax Research Team for the Direct Tax division at Sovos Compliance, where his main areas of focus are Tax Withholding and Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI). Prior to Sovos, Tom worked as a legislative aide in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He also has experience in securities law—focusing on broker-dealer disputes and representing clients in FINRA arbitration. Tom is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Boston College and his J.D. from the University of Miami.

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