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California New Employer Information

Congratulations on your decision to become a new employer in California! You will need a few things in place before you run your first payroll:

Federal and State Tax Accounts

Federal Tax Accounts:

Apply for an EIN View Details
Enroll in EFTPS View Details

State of California Tax Accounts:

Register as a New Employer in California View Details
Get Your SUTA Rate View Details

Setting Up Your New Employee:

Fill Out Form I-9 View Details
Have Employee Fill Out Federal Form W-4 View Details
Have Employee Fill Out State Form DE 4 View Details
Report New Hires View Details
Meet Minimum Wage Requirements View Details

Once you have all the necessary information, you will be able to set up your payroll for your business.

You will be required to keep employee payroll records for at least three years. For more information, please read our help article, “What Employers Should Know About Employee Payroll Records

Let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help!

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