California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) offers businesses a variety of services and programs at no cost designed to strengthen the economic vitality of Californians and their communities.
You can apply for an employer payroll tax account number using the following steps:
Go to the e-Services for Business page. https://eddservices.edd.ca.gov/
Select “e-Services Login.”
Select “Enroll f...
Employers, both new and previously registered, as well as anyone who is authorized to act on behalf of the employer (i.e. agents, certified public accounts) can use this option.
The Employment Development Depa...
California has four State payroll taxes which are administered by the Employment Development Department (EDD). They are Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Employment Training Tax (ETT), which are employer contribu...
There are two types of employers: those who run a business and those who hire domestic services. Employers who run a business can be a person or a legal entity and include:
Generally, a business becomes subject to state payroll taxes upon paying wages over $100 in a calendar quarter to one or more employees. Wages consist of compensation for services performed, including cash paym...
Visit the Employment Development Department's Household Employer Web page for information specific to Household Employers. http://www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Taxes/Household_Employer.htm
Wages are all compensation for an employee’s personal services, whether paid by check or cash, or the reasonable cash value of noncash payments such as meals and lodging. The method of payment, whether by priva...
As defined in the California Unemployment Insurance Code, an employee includes:
Any officer of a corporation
Any worker who is an employee under the usual common law rules
Any worker whose services a...
Use the Employment Development Department's (EDD) 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. http://www....