The e-filing method described here is currently the only method available to employers to directly e-file quarterly reports with the EDD. Other methods (FSET) require a payroll service to submit on your behalf.
As of January 2017, e-filing is required, unless you report less than 10 employees. Beginning in January 2018, ALL employers must e-file regardless of number of employees.
The EDD e-Services website allows you to either manually key in employee wage data, or upload a wage data file.
This Plugin produces a file conforming to the EDD's DE-8300 comma seperated values (CSV) format.
To e-file with this Plugin, you upload the wage reporting file it produces via your account on the EDD e-Services website.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Plugin does not directly transmit the data to the tax agency. You must login to your EDD e-Services account using a web browser and follow the instructions there to upload the file produced by this Plugin.
You can request a waiver from the EDD if you would like to continue filing on paper. Download form DE-1245W and submit for approval.
You must have an EDD e-Services account before proceeding.