Enroll in e-Services for Business as a Representative

Enroll as a Representative if one of the following applies to you:

  • You are a third-party representative, such as a tax preparer, bookkeeper, agent, or accountant, enrolling to manage your client’s employer payroll tax account.
  • You are an employee enrolling to manage your employer’s payroll tax account.
  • You are only submitting the Report of Independent Contractor(s) (DE 542).

Steps to Follow

With e-Services for Business, you can register for an employer payroll tax account number, file tax returns and wage reports, make payments, and manage the employer payroll tax accounts you represent. It's fast, easy, secure, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Follow the steps below to enroll in e-Services for Business for online access to an employer payroll tax account.

  1. Go to e-Services for Business.
  2. Select Enroll.
  3. Enter the required information, then select Next.
  4. Choose your security questions and answer each question, then select Continue.
  5. Review the Enrollment Summary and print a copy for your records, then select Submit.
  6. 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.

Refer to the e-Services for Business tutorial Create a Username and Password to Enroll in Employer Services Online (YouTube) for more information.

  1. Login to e-Services for Business.
  2. Select Existing Employer, then select Next.
  3. Review the information on the Getting Started screen, then select Next.
  4. Select No on the Employer Confirmation screen, then select Next.
  5. Select Yes on the Representative Confirmation screen, then select Next.
  6. Complete the Representative Information, then select Next.
  7. Complete the Representative Contact Information, then select Next.
  8. Review the Enrollment Request, then select Submit.

Now you can register for a new employer payroll tax account number or add access to existing employer payroll tax accounts.

Employer Payroll Tax Account

After you enroll in e-Services for Business, you can register for an employer payroll tax account number. Before you begin, visit Am I Required to Register as an Employer? to review the information needed to register.

  1. Log in to e-Services for Business.
  2. Select Register a New Account (DE 1) from the I Want To panel.
  3. Complete the online registration application.
  4. Select Submit.

After you enroll in e-Services for Business, you can add access to an existing employer payroll tax account. For each account you want to access, be prepared to answer all of the following:

  • Total Subject Wages Reported from one of the last three wage reports. Your report may be either of these:
    • Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation) (DE 9C)
    • Employer of Household Worker(s) Quarterly Report of Wages and Withholdings (DE 3BHW)
  • Payment Amount from one of the last five payments to the EDD. Do not include any payments from the last 15 days.
  • Letter ID from the most recent rate notice or another letter we mailed to you within the last six months.

Then, you will follow these steps:

  1. Log in to e-Services for Business.
  2. Select More...
  3. Select Add Access to Another Account from the Access Management panel.
  4. Select the Account Type. Enter the Account NumberCountry, and ZIP Code.
  5. Answer each of the security questions related to the account.
    Note: Enter 0.00 if there were no wages reported or payments submitted.
  6. Select Next.
  7. Review the information you entered, then select Submit.

Repeat these steps for each account you want to access. Contact us for further assistance.


e-Services for Business

Use e-Services for Business to manage your employer payroll tax account online.

Contact Us

If you have questions, Contact Payroll Taxes. You can also contact the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886 or visit your local Employment Tax Office.