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State of California Franchise Tax Board

New Employment Credit—Annual Certification of Employment

An annual certification of employment is required with respect to each qualified full-time employee hired in the previous taxable year. The annual certification of employment is due on or before the 15th day of the 3rd month of the current taxable year.

Before you get started

  • Review the FAQs to see if your business and employee meets the requirements.
  • Use the DGA Mapping Tool to verify that the location where the employee works is in the DGA.
  • Gather the information you will need to complete the annual certification of employment.
  • Review the instructions.

For additional information, call us at 916.845.3464, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except state holidays or email us at

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