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Taxpayer Advocate

The Office of the Taxpayer Rights Advocate is responsible for protecting California taxpayer rights during the taxation process.

If you are unable to resolve an employment tax problem with your assigned EDD representative and office manager, you can contact the Taxpayer Advocate Office for help.

The Taxpayer Advocate Office will review the issues and surrounding facts to make sure we have properly protected the rights of the taxpayer while also protecting the interests of the State of California.

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Contact Information

You can contact the Taxpayer Advocate Office by:

Mail:
Employment Development Department
Tax Branch, MIC 93
Taxpayer Advocate Office
PO Box 826880
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

Phone:
1-866-594-4177

Fax:
1-916-449-9498

The Settlements Office was set up to allow employers and the EDD to settle disputed liabilities, avoiding the risks and costs associated with extended litigation. To qualify, you must have filed a timely petition or claim for refund, as we can only enter into settlement agreements for nonfinal tax liabilities.

For More Information

Information Sheet: Settlements Program (DE 231SP) (PDF).

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Settlements Program, contact the Settlements Office by:

Mail:
Employment Development Department
Tax Branch, MIC 93
Settlements Office
PO Box 826880
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

Phone:
1-916-653-9130

Fax:
1-916-653-7986

We offer publications and information resources to help taxpayers comply with employment tax laws, including Payroll Tax Seminars.

Be sure to use our website for payroll taxes and other important information for employers and tax practitioners. The EDD is committed to providing accurate, up-to-date, accessible information .

Contact the Tax Branch by email at pmsg@edd.ca.gov to provide your feedback on the Payroll Tax page.

e-Services for Business

Use e-Services for Business to manage your employer payroll tax account online.

Contact Us

If you have questions, Contact Payroll Taxes. You can also contact the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886 or visit your local Employment Tax Office.

Last Revised: 05/04/2022