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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

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

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 fast, easy, secure, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1. Create a username and password

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

Assembly Bill (AB) 644, passed by the Legislature on January 19, 1978, gives school districts in California the following options when choosing a finance method:

Contribution Method

Cost Reimbursement Method

Supporting documentation

School Employees Fund Method

Only public non-profit school entities K-12, Community Colleges, County Offices of Education, Regional Occupational Programs, Joint Powers of Authority, and Charter Schools can participate in the School Employees Fund. For more information, visit School Employees Fund.

Supporting documentation

Additional Resources

Information Sheets

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

Other Resources