New Employer Enrollment
Employer Identification Numbers (EINs).
New employers must have an Employer Identification Number prior to hiring any Employees. An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a nine-digit number that IRS assigns in the following format: XX-XXXXXXX. It is used to identify the tax accounts of employers and certain others who have no employees. However, for employee plans, an alpha (for example, P) or the plan number (e.g., 003) may follow the EIN. The IRS uses the number to identify taxpayers that are required to file various business tax returns. EINs are used by employers, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, non-profit associations, trusts, estates of decedents, government agencies, certain individuals, and other business entities. Use your EIN on all of the items that you send to the IRS and the Social Security Administration (SSA).
EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System)
EFTPS is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Pay federal taxes electronically – on-line or by phone 24/7. Businesses and Individuals can pay all their federal taxes using EFTPS. Individuals can pay their quarterly 1040ES estimated taxes electronically using EFTPS, and they can make payments weekly, monthly, or quarterly as well as schedule payments for the entire year in advance.
CA Payroll Registration (EDD)
New employers must register with Employment Development Department (EDD) and apply for an employer account number.