Starting July 1, 2019, the District of Columbia will collect taxes from all private sector employers in the District to fund the Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit. Employers must begin recording wages for workers on April 1, 2019. The first PFL quarterly tax will cover wages paid to workers in April, May, and June 2019.
Important Dates: April 1, 2019: Employers begin recording worker wages May 2019: Record worker wages June 2019: Record worker wages July 1, 2019: Employers file wage reports & Q2 PFL tax collection begins July 31, 2019: Q2 PFL tax deadline
Your Contribution: Private sector employers in the District will pay a .62% tax beginning July 1, 2019,to fund the benefit. The PFL tax is 100% employer-funded and may not be deducted from a worker’s paycheck.