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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Payroll Taxes

Important Information

State Law: Electronic File and Pay Requirement

As of January 1, 2018, all employers are required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department. You can use e-Services for Business to comply with this mandate.

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


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