January 24, 2017
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) recently announced that the 2017 employee contribution rate for State Disability Insurance will remain at 0.9 percent. The taxable wage base from which the contributions will be taken will increase from $106,742 to $110,902 for calendar year 2017 and the maximum amount to withhold for each employee will be $998.12.
For claims beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2017, weekly benefits range from $50 to a maximum of $1,173. To qualify for the maximum weekly benefit amount ($1,173) an individual must earn at least $26,070.92 in a calendar quarter during the base period.
Lastly, effective Jan. 1, 2017, the tax rate for employers, partners and self-employed individuals who choose coverage in California's temporary disability insurance program is 4.55 percent.
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