California sets its 2020 contribution rates, SDI taxable wage, interest rate on delinquent taxes (through June 30), and disability withholding rate
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

California sets its 2020 contribution rates, SDI taxable wage, interest rate on delinquent taxes (through June 30), and disability withholding rate

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 2020. New employers continue to pay 3.4% in 2020 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 2020.

The UI taxable wage base in California for 2020 remains at $7,000; however, the SDI taxable wage base increases to $122,909, up $4,538 from the taxable wage base amount of $118,371 in 2019.

The interest rate charged on all delinquent taxes will be 5% for the period of January 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020.

The SDI withholding rate for 2020 is 1.0% and the maximum withholding amount for each employee is $1,229.09 (EDD Communications).

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