Public Entity Employers

The information needed to successfully complete your registration is based on the type of business you operate. Register your business and submit any supporting documents online with e-Services for Business.

Registration Process

In the registration application process, you will be asked a series of questions. Gather the following information and have it available as you complete your application:

  • Name and Social Security number - all principal officers and administrators.
  • Physical business address and mailing address.
  • Business phone number.
  • Valid email address (contact person and business).
  • Date of first payroll when wages exceed $100.
  • 9-digit Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) - a FEIN can be obtained by going to the IRS website.
  • Industry Description - What is the industry, product, or service that represents the greatest portion of your sales or revenue?
  • Previous EDD employer payroll tax account information, if applicable.
  • Business Name - as recorded with the California Secretary of State (SOS).
    • Provide the following information, access California Secretary of State to confirm information, as needed:
      • Exact Legal Business Name as spelled and registered with SOS (Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, LPs)
      • SOS ID Number
        • Corporation: Seven-digit California Corporation ID number
        • Limited Liability Company (LLC): 9- or 12-digit California Secretary of State (SOS) ID number
    • Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable.
  • Name, phone number, address (if different from business or mailing address) for business contact person.

Register for an Employer Payroll Tax Account Number

Use e-Services for Business to apply for your employer payroll tax account number and be prepared to attach any applicable supporting documentation. It’s fasteasysecure, and available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

1. Create a username and password.

  • Go to e-Services for Business.
  • Select Enroll.
  • Enter the required information and select Next.
  • Choose your security questions and answer each question, then select Continue.
  • Review the Enrollment Summary and print a copy for your records, then select Submit.
  • Select the verification link in the email we sent you to complete the enrollment process.

Important: If you do not verify your email address within 24 hours, you will need to restart the enrollment process.

2. Log in to e-Services for Business.

  • Select New Employer, then select Next.
  • Select Register for Employer Payroll Tax Account Number.
  • Complete the online registration application.
  • Select Submit.

Supporting documentation

Additional Resources

Information Sheets

Additional Information Sheets are available online at Payroll Taxes – Forms and Publications.

Other Resources