California (CA) – 2023

California Effective 1/1/2023 Federal Effective 7/24/2009

Minimum WageCaliforniaFederal
Minimum Wage$15.50*$7.25
Minimum Cash Wage (Tipped Employee)$15.50*$2.13
Maximum Tip CreditNot Allowed$5.12
State Income TaxCaliforniaFederal
Wage WithholdingTables
Supplemental Wage / Bonus Rate6.6%, except 10.23% for BONUSES and earnings from STOCK OPTIONS
Unemployment InsuranceCaliforniaFederal
Maximum 2023 Taxable Earnings (Unchanged from 2022)$7,000
Employee 2023 DeductionNone
Employer 2023 Tax Rates (Plus 0.1% employment training tax assessed on most employers)1.5 – 6.2%
Standard 2023 New Employer Rate (Plus 0.1% employment training tax)3.40%
Voluntary Contribution PermittedNo
Disability InsuranceCaliforniaFederal
Maximum 2023 Taxable Earnings (Increased from $145,600 in 2022)$153,164
Employee 2023 Deduction (Decreased from 1.1% in 2022)0.90%
Maximum 2023 Employee Deduction (Decreased from $1,601.60 in 2022)$1,378.48
Employer ContributionNone

Federal (FED) – 2023

Minimum WageFederal
Youth Minimum Wage$4.25
Maximum Tip Credit$5.12
Minimum Cash Wage (Tipped Employee)$2.13
Minimum Wage$7.25
Additional Medicare Tax Withholding on Wages > $200,000 (No Employer Match)0.90%
Maximum Taxable EarningsNo Limit
Maximum Taxable Earnings (Increased from $147,000 in 2022)$160,200
Employee / Employer Tax Rate (Unchanged from 2022)6.20%
Normal Net Tax0.60%
Maximum Credit5.40%
Percent of Taxable Wages6.00%
Maximum Taxable Earnings$7,000
Health Savings AccountsFederal
Catch-up Contribution Limit (Employee / Employer) (Unchanged from 2022)$1,000
Family Contribution Limit (Employee / Employer) (Increased from $7,300 in 2022)$7,750
Self-Only Contribution Limit (Employee / Employer) (Increased from $3,650 in 2022)$3,850
Pension PlansFederal
Catch-up Contribution Limit – 401(k) & 403(b) plans (age 50 or older) (Increase from 6,500 in 2022)$7,500
Supplemental Wage / Bonus RatesFederal
Pay over $1 Million (Unchanged from 2022)37%
Flat Rate Withholding Method (Unchanged from 2022)22%

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