California Pay Stub Requirements | California Paystub Rules

The new release of our Payroll Mate software generates employee paystub (itemized wage statements) that follow the California pay stub law.

You can download a free trial of Payroll Mate by going to .

Pursuant to California Labor Code Section 226(a), employers are required to provide employees with a paystub or itemized wage statement showing the following information: Gross wages earned; total hours worked; the number of piece-rate units earned and any applicable piece rate if the employee is paid on a piece rate basis; all deductions; net wages earned; the inclusive dates of the period for which the employee is paid; the name of the employee and the last four digits of his or her social security number ; the name and address of the legal entity that is the employer ; applicable hourly rates in effect during the pay period and the corresponding number of hours worked at each hourly rate by the employee.


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2013 Social Security Tax Rate is 6.2%


For 2013, the employee tax rate for social security increases to 6.2%.

The social security wage base limit increases to $113,700.

The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6.2%.

Employers should implement the 6.2% employee social security tax rate as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2013. After implementing the new 6.2% rate, employers should make an adjustment in a subsequent pay period to correct any under-withholding of social security tax as soon as possible, but not later than March 31, 2013.

Payroll Mate payroll software has been updated to include the new social security tax rates for 2013 and other payroll tax changes. Free trial can be downloaded from here:


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2013 Payroll Tax – Saturday December 29, 2012 9:00 AM Central

2013 Payroll Tax

As of this morning (Saturday December 29, 2012) we are still waiting for the Internal Revenue Service to release the 2013 Payroll Tax rates.  The IRS is expected to have an “Early Release Copy of the 2013 Percentage Method Tables for Income Tax Withholding” before the end of the day Monday (December 31, 2012). The IRS is waiting for the results of the “Fiscal Cliff Negotiations”, which are set to resume today, in order to update 2013 payroll tax rates accordingly.

As soon as we receive the new 2013 payroll tax tables from the IRS, our engineers will work on integrating them inside our Payroll Mate payroll software and push an update.

We are also waiting on a number of states to release their 2013 payroll tax rates. Some of these states, rely on the federal withholding schedules to adjust state income tax rates.

As of today (Saturday December 29, 2012), these are the states that have new payroll tax rates starting on January 1, 2013: California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon and Rhode Island.

Employers in the following states are not required to withhold state income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming and Washington.


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2013 Payroll W2 and 1099 Forms and Software Products Catalog


Our 2013 Catalog is now available on our website from the link below:

2013 Payroll, W-2 and 1099 Catalog

The following sections are included:

W2/1099 Software

Payroll Software

Payroll Software Compatible Checks

W-2/1099 Kits

W-2 Forms

1099-MISC Forms

1099-INT/1099-DIV/1099-R Forms

1099-S/1098-T/1098 Forms

1099-A/1099-B/1099-C Forms

1099-OID/1099-PATR/Pressure Seal Forms

W-2 Envelopes and Perforated Paper

1099 Envelopes and Perforated Paper

W-2/1099 Sets

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2012 1099-DIV : Download, Buy, Print, and E-File


The IRS introduced a number of changes to 2012 form 1099-DIV (Dividends and Distributions).

In this page you will find the list of changes and information on how to download, print and e-File 2012 1099-DIV forms.

(1) 2012 form 1099-DIV Changes:

The following new boxes have been added to 2012 form 1099-DIV:

Box 12- State, Box – State identification no and Box 14 – State tax withheld.

Exempt-interest dividends: Exempt-interest dividends from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company (RIC) are now reported on Form 1099-DIV. They will no longer be reported on Form 1099-INT, Interest Income.

(2) How to print 2012 form 1099-DIV:

Please refer to our 1099-DIV software page to download and install a free demo of our 2012 1099-DIV software.  Using the software is straightforward, and you should be able to print your first 1099-DIV in minutes.

(3) How to print E-File 2012 form 1099-DIV (File Electronically):

The IRS has also introduced new changes to the 1099-DIV e-File for 2012. These new changes are also included in our latest 1099 DIV electronic filing module.

(4) How to buy 2012 1099-DIV:

We also sell the following 2012 1099-DIV forms:

DIVFED08RB: 1099-DIV Federal Copy A DIVREC08RB: 1099-DIV Recipient Copy B DIVPAY08RB: 1099-DIV Payer Copy C

2012 1099-DIV Pricing

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Please call 800-507-1992 to order 1099-DIV forms and software or visit our buy page.

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