Tax Rates for 2019

The Employee Social Security rate remains 6.2%, as in 2018. The taxable wage limit for this tax is $132,900. The maximum Social Security tax that an employee will pay in 2019 is $8,239.80.

All wages are still subject to the 1.45% Medicare tax rate. Additionally, wages over $200,000 are subject to an additional 0.9% Medicare tax, for a total Medicare Tax of 2.35% on wages over $200,000.

California State Disability Tax

The State Disability Insurance (SDI) rate remains 1%, as in 2018. The California taxable wage limit for this tax is $118,371. The maximum California SDI tax that an employee will pay in 2019 is $1,183.71.