California releases its 2021 UI/SDI contribution rates, taxable wage bases
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Friday, January 15, 2021

California releases its 2021 UI/SDI contribution rates, taxable wage bases

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

Schedule F+, with rates ranging from 1.5% to 5.9% for positive-balance employers (including zero reserve ratio) and 6.2% for all negative-balance employers, continues in effect in California for calendar year 2021. New employers continue to pay 3.4% in 2021 as well. There is also a 0.1% extra Employment Training Tax for positive-balance employers, which is deposited in the Employment and Training Fund. In addition, voluntary contributions are not permitted in 2021.

The UI taxable wage base in California for 2021 remains at $7,000. However, the SDI taxable wage base increases to $128,298 for 2021.

The SDI withholding rate for 2021 is 1.2% and the maximum withholding amount for each employee is $1,539.58 (EDD Communication).

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