Enroll as a Representative

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e-Services for Business is your fast, easy, and secure way to manage employer payroll tax accounts online! With e-Services for Business, you can apply for an employer payroll tax account number, file tax returns and wage reports, make payments, and manage the employer payroll tax accounts you represent.

Follow these steps to gain online access to an employer payroll tax account.

1. Create a Username and Password

Refer to the e-Services for Business tutorial Enroll for a Username and Password to Use Employer Services Online (YouTube) or follow these instructions:

  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 from 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.

2. Log in to e-Services for Business

Refer to the e-Services for Business tutorial Enroll as a Representative and Add Access to Accounts (YouTube) or follow these instructions:

  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 screen, then select Next.
  5. Complete the required fields.

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 in to e-Services for Business and follow these steps:

  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.

Access Employer Payroll Tax Accounts Online

Log in to e-Services for Business and follow these steps:

  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 filed Quarterly Contribution Return and Report of Wages (Continuation) (DE 9C).
    • 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 the employer has not submitted returns or payments before, you will have the option to select New Employer.

  3. Select Next, then select Submit.

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

If you have any questions, please contact us.