Filing Deadline Extension: On March 18th, California issued an executive order, further extending the filing and payment deadline to July 15th for 2019 tax returns, 2019 tax return payments, 2020 1st and 2nd quarter estimated payments, 2020 LLC taxes and fees, and 2020 non-wage withholding payments.
Payroll: Employers affected by COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request of extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.
Unemployment Benefits: In that same March 12th executive order, the one-week waiting period for people who are unemployed and/or disabled as a result of COVID-19 has been waived. If you have questions on workplace health and safety, reducing workers’ hours and the Unemployment Insurance Shared Work Program, closing your business or laying off a large number of workers and looking for assistance through the Rapid Response program, or if you are a small business in need of assistance; please see:
For additional information on how to apply for unemployment benefits, reduced work hours, potential closures or layoffs, and other employment resources; please see: