New California Employer Filing Requirements for 2017

Assembly Bill (AB) 1245 (Chapter 222, Statutes of 2015) requires all employers to electronically file their employment tax returns, reports, and payments to the Employment Development Department (EDD) beginning January 1, 2017*.

AB 1245, authored by Assembly Member Ken Cooley and sponsored by Small Business California, will be phased in over two years to offer employers ample time to prepare. Employers with 10 or more employees will become subject January 1, 2017, and all other employers will be subject January 1, 2018.

AB 1245 contains a provision for a hardship waiver for employers who are unable to file returns, reports, and payments electronically.

Enroll now in Payroll Masters Full Tax Service, we take full responsibility to calculate, collect and deposit your payroll taxes accurately and on-time. In fact, we guarantee it! All federal and state taxes are paid electronically using EFTPS (credit) for federal taxes as required by law and the individual state system for each state (or multiple states).

Employers can also enroll in the California EDD e-Services for Business to fulfill these requirements.

*Any employer required under existing law to electronically submit wage reports and/or electronic funds transfer to the EDD prior to January 1, 2017, will remain subject to those requirements.

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