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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Withholding on Wages, Other Income, and Garnishments

Wage withholding

Adjust your withholding to make sure that you have the right amount of state or federal income tax withheld from your pay.

Withholding on income from other sources

The following situations also create a requirement for withholding:

Backup withholding

Backup withholding - Payers performing federal backup withholding must also withhold and remit 7 percent of a reportable payment to us.

Wage garnishment / Earnings withholding order

When there is a delinquent balance, we may garnish the income owed to you by an employer or for a contracted service. Delinquent balances include taxes, penalties, fees, and interest, as well as non-tax debts owed to other government agencies and courts.

Withholding administered by other agencies

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