Commercial Employers-Corporations, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP), Limited Partners (LP)

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 responsible parties (Individual Owners, Co-Owners, General Partners).
  • Name and Social Security number - all officers, members, partners (Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, LPs).
  • Physical business address and mailing address.
  • Business phone number.
  • Valid email address (contact person and business).
  • Date of first payroll when wages exceed $100.
  • Nine-digit federal employer identification number (FEIN) - a FEIN can be obtained by going to the IRS website.
  • Industry Description - What is the crop, commodity, or activity 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. It's fast, easy, secure, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1. Create a username and password.

  • Go to e-Services for Business.
  • Select the “Enroll” box.
  • Enter the required information and select “Continue.”
  • 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.

2. Log in to e-Services for Business.

  • Select “New Customer.”
  • Select “Register for Employer Payroll Tax Account Number.”
  • Complete the online registration application.
  • Select “Submit.”

Additional Resources

Information Sheets

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

Other Resources