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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Enroll as an Employer Representative/Payroll Agent in e-Services for Business

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e-Services for Business is your fast, easy, and secure way to manage all of your clients’ employer payroll tax accounts online! With e-Services for Business, you will have the ability to apply for an employer payroll tax account number on behalf of a client(s) or gain online access to manage the multiple employer payroll tax accounts you represent. Follow the steps below to get online access to your clients’ employer payroll tax accounts.

1. Create a Username and Password

You only need one username and password to manage multiple client accounts.

  1. Select the “Enroll” link at the top of the e-Services for Business page.
  2. Enter the required information and select “Continue.”
  3. Select the verification link in the email sent to you by the EDD 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 #5: I Want to Enroll as an Agent and Add Access to Accounts in e-Services for Business.

2. Log in to e-Services for Business

  1. Select “Existing Employer” then select “Next.”
  2. Review the information on the screen, then select “Next.”
  3. Select “No” on the “Enrollment Type - Employer” screen, then select “Next.”
  4. Select “Yes” on the “Enrollment Type – Representative/Agent” screen, then select “Next.”
  5. Complete the required fields.

You may now register for an employer payroll tax account number on behalf of your client(s) and/or add access to employer payroll tax accounts you represent by answering security questions about each specific employer account.

To register for an employer payroll tax account number:

To complete the online registration application, you will need to provide additional information. For a complete list of required documents needed to complete registration, visit Am I Required to Register as an Employer?

Log into e-Services for Business and follow the steps below:

  1. Select “Register a New Account (DE 1)” from the “I Want To” menu.
  2. Complete the online registration application by following the step-by-step instructions and completing the required fields.
  3. Select “Submit.”
  4. Select “Ok” in the confirmation box.

This process will create an employer payroll tax account number.

Access Employer Payroll Tax Accounts Online

Log into e-Services for Business and follow the steps below:

  1. Select “Add Access to Another Account” from the “I Want To” menu.
  2. Complete the required fields. For each employer payroll tax account number you are attempting to gain access to, be prepared to provide one of the following:
    • Total Subject Wages Reported - from one of the last three Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation) (DE 9C) filed.
    • Reserve Account Balance - from the most recent Notice of Contribution Rates and Statement of UI Reserve Account (DE 2088).
    • Payment Amount - one of the last five payments received by the EDD.

    Note: If your client has never filed a return or made a payment, you will have the option to select New Employer.

  3. Select “Validate,” then select “Submit.”

You are now authorized to access the account in e-Services for Business.

If you have any questions, please contact us.