California Updates Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate

Paul Ogawa
February 8, 2019

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) recently published an updated version of Form DE-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. This form is used to provide employee withholding information for California income tax purposes.

The only changes to the most recent version of this form were made in the dollar amounts listed in two sections:

  • In Worksheet B, Estimated Deductions, amounts previously at $8,472 were increased to $8,802 while amounts previously at $4,236 were increased to $4,401.
  • The tables on page 4 of this document were adjusted for calculating Worksheet C in 2019 only.

To review this form in its entirety, please click here.

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Paul Ogawa

Paul Ogawa is a Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos Compliance. As part of the Regulatory Analysis team, his main areas of focus are state and federal tax withholding, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and Canadian tax information reporting. Prior to Sovos, Paul worked as a litigation attorney in Boston area law firms, representing clients in insurance subrogation claims, family law matters, and employment disputes. Paul is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and his J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School.
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