What Does SDI Stand for on W2 Tax Forms?

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The acronym "SDI" stands for State Disability Insurance. SDI is a temporary benefit program that pays employees unable to work due to a disability that is not work related. The SDI program also includes Paid Family Leave benefits, which provides money to employees who cannot work because they're caring for an ill family member or new child.


SDI Listed in Box 14

Employers commonly list employee SDI contributions in Box 14, titled "Other," on the employee's W-2 form. Here you will find the total SDI amount deducted from your earnings the prior year. You deduct this amount from your taxes when you complete your personal income tax return.

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