Wednesday, March 11, 2015

EDD Online/Communication With Small Business


Small Business California will be sponsoring a bill in Sacramento requiring businesses to file their quarterly wage statements online with EDD.  It is estimated that only 35% of the businesses in California file online.

As a result of sponsoring this, we were able to get the timeline extended from January 1, 2016 to 2017.  We will also be working with EDD in a marketing effort to let small businesses know about this.  We are in discussion with the Small Business Development Centers around the state to help with this outreach.

There will be a hardship provision which allows a small business without the computer capabilities to file online to opt out of the requirement.

The savings to EDD are projected to be 8.4 million, and I really believe that this will be helpful to small businesses as it will reduce the error rate of handwritten filings.  It will also prefill information from past filings and the business will get a receipt.

Please answer these questions for me:
Do you currently file online?
Do any of you have a payroll service and not file online?
What is the best ways to reach small businesses around the state?
What is your preferred method?
What ideas would you have to make this outreach effort successful?



Scott Hauge
President
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA  94116
shauge@cal-insure.com
415-680-2188 

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