California has released its 2008 income tax table:
The standard deduction will increase for single or married filing separate taxpayers from $3,516 to $3,692. For joint, surviving spouse, or head of household taxpayers, the standard deduction increases from $7,032 to $7,384. The personal exemption credit amount for single, separate, and head of household taxpayers will increase from $94 to $99 and for joint or surviving spouse from $188 to $198. The dependent exemption credit increases from $294 to $309 for each dependent. Renter's credit is available for single filers with adjusted gross income of $34,936 or less and joint filers with adjusted gross income of $69,872 or less.
In addition, the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) provides minimum filing requirement thresholds to ensure that most people who will not owe taxes are not required to file a tax return. FTB adjusts these tables each year to include the added senior exemption and the dependent exemption credits. The tax threshold, the amount of income reached where a tax liability is incurred, has risen to an adjusted gross income of $12,226 for single or married filing separate taxpayers, and to $24,452 for joint, surviving spouse, and unmarried head of household filers.
For 2009, SDI will be withheld at 1.1%, up to $90,669, for a total of $997.36. The maximum 2008 SDI withholding was $693.58.