# California State Income Tax Withholding

Reference Number: NFC-24-1711996294

Published: April 4, 2024

Effective: Pay Period 04, 2024

## Summary

The income tax withholdings formula for the State of California includes the following changes:

- The low income exemption amount for Single and Married with 0 or 1 allowance has changed from $17,252 to $17,769.
- The low income exemption amount for Married with 2 or more allowances and Head of Household has changed from $34,503 to $35,538.
- The standard deduction for Single and Married with 0 or 1 allowance has changed from $5,202 to $5,363.
- The standard deduction for Married with 2 or more allowances and Head of Household has changed from $10,404 to $10,726.
- The Single, Married, and Head of Household income tax withholding tables have changed.
- The annual personal exemption credit has changed from $154.00 to $158.40.

No action on the part of the employee or the personnel office is necessary.

## Tax Formula

State Abbreviation: |
CA |

State Tax Withholding State Code: |
06 |

Acceptable Exemption Form: |
DE-4 |

Basis for Withholding: |
State Exemptions |

Acceptable Exemption Data: |
S/M/H, Number of Regular Allowances, Number of Additional Allowances |

TSP Deferred: |
Yes |

Special Coding: |
Determine the Total Number of Allowances |

Additional Information: |
Employees who have not submitted a DE-4 will default to Single and zero (S00) allowances. |

### Withholding Formula (Effective Pay Period 04, 2024)

- Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contribution from the gross biweekly wages.
- Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes dental and vision insurance program and Flexible Spending Account — health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed in step 1.
- Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (e.g., taxable life insurance) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.
- Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages by the number of pay dates in the tax year to obtain the gross annual wages.
- Determine if the employee's gross salary and wages are less than or equal to the amount shown in the Low Income Exemption Table below. If so, no income tax is to be withheld.

#### Low Income Exemption Table

Single |
$17,769 |

Married Claiming 0 or 1 exemption1 |
$17,769 |

Married Claiming 2 or more exemptions1 |
$35,538 |

Head of Household |
$35,538 |

1Number of regular allowances claimed on DE-4.

Note: If the employee uses additional allowances for estimated deductions to reduce the amount of salaries and wages subject to withholding, such allowances must not be used in the computation of the low income exemption (Step 5) or standard deduction (Step 7).

- Determine the additional withholding allowance for itemized deductions (AWAID) by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the gross annual wages:

AWAID = $1,000 x Number of Itemized Allowances Claimed for Itemized Deductions on

DE-4 or W-4.

- Subtract the standard deduction shown in the Standard Deduction Table below from the result of step 6 to determine the taxable income.

#### Standard Deduction Table

Single |
$5,363 |

Married Claiming 0 or 1 exemption1 |
$5,363 |

Married Claiming 2 or more exemptions1 |
$10,726 |

Head of Household |
$10,726 |

1Number of regular allowances claimed on DE-4.

Note: If the employee uses additional allowances for estimated deductions to reduce the

amount of salaries and wages subject to withholding, such allowances must not be used

in the computation of the low income exemption (Step 5) or standard deduction (Step 7).

- If the employee is claiming Single, Married, or Head of Household use the appropriate table below and apply the following tax rates to annualized taxable wages to determine the annual tax amount:

#### Single Tax Withholding Table

If the Amount of Taxable Income Is: |
The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be: |
---|---|

Over $0 but not over $10,412 |
1.1% |

Over $10,412 but not over $24,684 |
$114.53 plus 2.2% of excess over $10,412 |

Over $24,684 but not over $38,959 |
$428.51 plus 4.4% of excess over $24,684 |

Over $38,959 but not over $54,081 |
$1,056.61 plus 6.6% of excess over $38,959 |

Over $54,081 but not over $68,350 |
$2,054.66 plus 8.8% of excess over $54,081 |

Over $68,350 but not over $349,137 |
$3,310.33 plus 10.23% of excess over $68,350 |

Over $349,137 but not over $418,961 |
$32,034.84 plus 11.33% of excess over $349,137 |

Over $418,961 but not over $698,271 |
$39,945.90 plus 12.43% of excess over $418,961 |

Over $698,271 but not over $1,000,000 |
$74,664.13 plus 13.53% of excess over $698,271 |

Over $1,000,000 |
$115,488.06 plus 14.63% of excess over |

#### Married Tax Withholding Table

If the Amount of Taxable Income Is: |
The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be: |
---|---|

Over $0 but not over $20,824 |
1.1% |

Over $20,824 but not over $49,368 |
$229.06 plus 2.2% of excess over $20,824 |

Over $49,368 but not over $77,918 |
$857.03 plus 4.4% of excess over $49,368 |

Over $77,918 but not over $108,162 |
$2,113.23 plus 6.6% of excess over $77,918 |

Over $108,162 but not over $136,700 |
$4,109.33 plus 8.8% of excess over $108,162 |

Over $136,700 but not over $698,274 |
$6,620.67 plus 10.23% of excess over $136,700 |

Over $698,274 but not over $837,922 |
$64,069.69 plus 11.33% of excess over $698,274 |

Over $837,922 but not over $1,000,000 |
$79,891.81 plus 12.43% of excess over $837,922 |

Over $1,000,000 but not over $1,396,542 |
$100,038.11 plus 13.53% of excess over $1,000,000 |

Over $1,396,542 |
$153,690.24 plus 14.63% of excess over |

#### Head of Household Tax Withholding Table

If the Amount of Taxable Income Is: |
The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be: |
---|---|

Over $0 but not over $20,839 |
1.1% |

Over $20,839 but not over $49,371 |
$229.23 plus 2.2% of excess over $20,839 |

Over $49,371 but not over $63,644 |
$856.93 plus 4.4% of excess over $49,371 |

Over $63,644 but not over $78,765 |
$1,484.94 plus 6.6% of excess over $63,644 |

Over $78,765 but not over $93,037 |
$2,482.93 plus 8.8% of excess over $78,765 |

Over $93,037 but not over $474,824 |
$3,738.87 plus 10.23% of excess over $93,037 |

Over $474,824 but not over $569,790 |
$42,795.68 plus 11.33% of excess over $474,824 |

Over $569,790 but not over $949,649 |
$53,555.33 plus 12.43% of excess over $569,790 |

Over $949,649 but not over $1,000,000 |
$100,771.80 plus 13.53% of excess over $949,649 |

Over $1,000,000 |
$107,584.29 plus 14.63% of excess over |

- Determine the tax credit by applying the following guidelines and subtract this amount from the result in step 8:

Tax Credit = $158.40 x Number of Regular Allowances Claimed on DE-4.

Note: The number of additional allowances for estimated deductions claimed in step 6

must not be included when determining the tax credit.

- Divide the annual California tax withholding calculated in step 9 by the number of pay dates in the tax year to obtain the biweekly California income tax withholding.

## Resources

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