Employers Depositing Only Personal Income Tax (PIT) Withholding (Including Payers of Pensions and Annuities)

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, Trustees, Administrators).
  • Name and Social Security number-all officers, members, partners (Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, LPs).
  • Physical business address and mailing address.
  • Business phone number.
  • Valid e-mail address (contact person and business).
  • Date of first payroll when wages exceed $100.
  • 9-digit Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) - a FEIN can be obtained by going to the IRS website.
  • Industry Description - What is the industry, product, or service that represents the greatest portion of your sales or revenue?
  • Previous EDD 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: 7-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 as an Employer Depositing Only PIT Withholding

Use e-Services for Business to apply for your employer payroll tax account number. It is fast, easy, secure, and available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

  1. Enroll for a username and password.
  2. Complete the online registration application.
  3. Use e-Services for Business to file returns, make deposits, and keep your account information up to date.

Additional Resources

Information Sheets

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

Other Resources