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rupinder
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how do i get my California employer account number

 
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Anonymous
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how do i get my California employer account number

Good day, @rupinder,

 

Thanks for checking this with us. I want to make sure you get your California employer account number.

 

If you're referring to the payroll tax account number for filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings, you can get that by signing up to e-Services for Business.

 

Once your business is registered with the EDD, you will be given an eight-digit employer payroll tax account number, also known as a State Employer Identification Number, SEIN, or state ID number.

 

You may want to check these links to know more about the process:

You can also contact your state agency directly to know what are the requirements and to get further assistance with the registration.

 

Please let me know if you have additional questions. I'll be around to help you anytime. Have a good one!

KMat
Level 3

how do i get my California employer account number

Where do we enter this number? It's not in Payroll Settings and I can't make state deposits - this is so very frustrating. The Help Files are completely worthless - why bother to even have them?

Michael K
Moderator

how do i get my California employer account number

Hey there, @KMat. Thanks for joining the thread.

 

I'm here to help. The way you enter your account number varies by the type of payroll you have. If you're on our Enhanced (Self-Service) Payroll subscription, you can enter it by following the quick and easy steps I've provided below. If you're on our Full Service Payroll options, you'll need to get in touch with the QuickBooks Online Customer Support Team so that they can update the information for you.

 

  1. Select the Setup tab.
  2. Under Taxes, select State Taxes.
  3. Enter your state account number.
  4. Select OK.

 

That's it! Please touch base with us here if there's anything else you need, I'm determined to ensure your success.

lrowley1
Level 1

how do i get my California employer account number

Hello!

I am also having this problem - I just set up my Core Payroll Quickbooks account and can't figure out how to get a California Employee Account number.  I do have a FEIN (tax id number).  Will I get a California Employee Account number automatically by registering for E-filing?  I just tried to call my state EDD and there were so many calls that they disconnected my call.

Thank you!

Pabz_L
QuickBooks Team

how do i get my California employer account number

Hello there, @Irowley1.

 

Let me share some information about the California Employee Account number.

 

When you register for E-filing, it is only for submitting tax documents to Internal Revenue Service. It will not automatically generate an Employee account number.

 

You’ll need to contact your state agency to get information on how you can get the California Employee Account number. You may also use the instruction given above.

 

I’m adding here a link where you can search an article if you need some information or procedures while using QuickBooks Online. Help article.

 

If you have any other questions, please let me know. I am here to help. Have a good day!

Sam_1908
Level 1

how do i get my California employer account number

I SETT UP MY CALIFORNIA TAX EMPLOYER ACCOUNT BUT I CANNOT FIND THE TAX NUMBER

 

Ryan_M
QuickBooks Team

how do i get my California employer account number

Hi @Sam_1908,

 

I'll point you in the right direction for support with your query.

 

As stated by my colleagues above, you'll have to contact EDD and register through them. They are the ones who will provide you a State Employer Identification Number (SEIN).

 

If you're looking for the location where to enter this information, follow the steps below:

 

  1. Go to the Gear icon.
  2. Select Payroll settings
  3. Click the Tax Setup tab.
  4. Press the California link under State Tax Information.
  5. Type in the correct information.
  6. Hit OK when done.

In case you want to file your taxes electronically, open this article: Enroll in E-File & Pay. It also has a list of common questions at the bottom of the page, in case you have concerns with the feature.

 

Feel free to press the Reply button if you have other concerns. I'll be sure to take care of it.

DerekCarmichael
Level 1

how do i get my California employer account number

Phone number?

DerekCarmichael
Level 1

how do i get my California employer account number

Wouldn’t I have that to set up checking account?

DerekCarmichael
Level 1

how do i get my California employer account number

How can I print W2 without ca employer account number?

Charies_M
Moderator

how do i get my California employer account number

I'm glad you made it here, DerekCarmichael.

 

Before printing W2's in QuickBooks Online (QBO), it requires complete information and one of them is the employer account number or your Employer Identification Number (EIN).

 

If you don't have it yet, you can get that by signing up for e-Services for Business. Once your business is registered with the EDD, you will be given an eight-digit employer payroll tax account number, also known as a State Employer Identification Number, SEIN, or state ID number.

 

You may want to check these links to know more about the process:

Then, you can enter your company EIN can be found by following the steps below:

  1. Go to the Gear icon.
  2. Choose Account and settings.
  3. Click the Company tab.
  4. Under Company name, you can see the EIN.
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  5. Review the number and click Save.

 

Learn more about printing W-2 forms in QBO through this article: Print your W-2 forms.

 

In case you need a reference when filing W-2's, here's an article made handy for you: File your W-2 forms.

 

Know that you're always welcome to post here in QuickBooks Community if you have any other concerns. 

Va30
Level 1

how do i get my California employer account number

Hello where do I find setup tab 

Va30
Level 1

how do i get my California employer account number

Hello where do I find setup tap?

Jovychris_A
QuickBooks Team

how do i get my California employer account number

Thanks for joining the thread, @Va30.

 

If you're referring to the Tax Setup tab, you can see it after clicking the Payroll Settings. Here are some screenshots as your visual references:


 

I've included links on how to set up electronic tax payments and filing and how to file and pay them in QuickBooks:

 

Please get back to me if you still have payroll setup questions or concerns. I'm more than happy to answer them for you. Take care and stay safe.

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