• Mandatory E-file and E-pay for Employers. Does This Affect You?


    With each new year comes a time to take stock of the year prior and to prepare for the year ahead.

    Effective January 1, 2017, a new law requires all employers with 10 or more employees to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD).

    Beginning January 1, 2018, this requirement will apply to all remaining employers.

    The EDD is here to help you meet this new requirement. Some of the online resources and services provided to assist you are:

                    File and pay online with e-Services for Business.

                    FAQs – E-file and E-pay Mandate for Employers.

                    Information Sheet: E-file and E-pay Mandate for Employers, DE 231EM.

                    New e-Services for Business Tutorials.


    For more information on the e-file and e-pay mandate or to access additional resources, visit the E-file E-pay Mandate for Employers website.

    Don’t wait!

    Payment coupon booklet, tax returns, and wage reports will no longer be mailed automatically to employers who are subject to the e-file and e-pay mandate.

    If you aren’t already filing and paying electronically, enroll in e-Services for Business today. It is a fast, easy, and secure way to file, pay, and manage your employer payroll tax account online at no cost. With access available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, there’s no need to delay.

    If you need assistance with enrolling, filing, or paying using e-Services for Business, contact the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).