Reminder: Employers Required to E-File Paperwork with Employment Development Department

Dec 8 2016 - Reporting Requirements - HRWatchdog

e-file EDD employment paperwork reminder

The deadline is approaching!

With the compliance date rapidly approaching, the California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers that beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more employees will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD).

This requirement will expand to all employers beginning January 1, 2018.

AB 1245 (Cooley; D-Rancho Cordova, Statutes of 2015) requires electronic reporting for unemployment insurance reports submitted to the EDD. It also requires employers to remit contributions for unemployment insurance taxes by electronic funds transfer.

Any employer required under existing law to electronically submit wage reports and/or electronic funds transfer to the EDD will remain subject to those requirements. For more information, visit FAQs – E-file and E-pay Mandate for Employers.

The EDD encourages employers to enroll now in e-Services for Business so they can start reporting online before this mandate begins.

For more information about the e-file and e-pay mandate, please visit:

Penalties for Not Complying with the E-file and E-pay Mandate

Penalties will be incurred for noncompliance with this mandate. To avoid the penalties, enroll in e-Services for Business.

CalChamber members can read more about the e-file requirement in Employer’s Tax Obligations in the HR Library. Not a member? See how CalChamber can help you.

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