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  • Payroll Tax Guide for 2019

    Employers Group | 12/19/2018 | Blog

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    2019 California & Federal Taxes
    California Federal
      Disability Insurance SDI/PFL Unemployment Insurance Employment Training Tax FICA

    (Social Security)

    Medicare FUTA

    (Unemployment Insurance)

    Paid By Employee Employer Employer Paid By Employee/

    Employer

    Employee/

    Employer

    Employer
    Taxable Wage Base $118,371 $7,000 $7,000 Taxable Wage Base $132,900 All income $7,000
    Tax Rate 1.0 %1 Varies2 0.1% Tax Rate 6.2%3 1.45%* 0.6%
    Maximum Tax Payment 1,183.71 Varies2 $7.00 Maximum Tax Payment $8,239.80 No limit $42.00
    Maximum Weekly Benefit $1,252 $450.00 N/A Maximum Weekly Benefit N/A N/A N/A

     

    Workers’ Compensation Maximum
    Weekly Benefit Award:
    $1,251.38 

    Federal Minimum Wage: $7.25

     

    California Minimum Wage: $12.00*
    San Francisco Minimum Wage: $15.00 (increasing July 1st  Based on CPI)

    Los Angeles City: $13.25 * (increase $14.25 July 1st)

    Los Angeles County: $13.25* (increase $14.25 July 1st)

    San Diego Minimum Wage: $12.00

     

    *Employers with 26 employee’s or more

     

    Note: When Federal and State minimum wages differ, the higher amount prevails.

     

    1 Includes PFL

     

    2 Schedule F+ is in effect in 2019; rates range from 1.5% to 6.2%

     

    3 Employee tax rate 6.2%

     

    *1.45% Medicare tax on the first $200,000 of employee wages, plus 2.35% Medicare tax (regular 1.45% Medicare tax + 0.9% additional Medicare tax) on all employee wages in excess of $200,000.

     

     

    For more information or questions on the tax and minimum wage changes, contact our Helpline Consultants at 800-748-8484.