What If I Don’t Have All My Tax Account Numbers?

July 28, 2015


If you do not yet have a tax account number or EIN for a specific tax, you will need to apply as a new filer.  While it’s best to have all of your tax account numbers when you first start with Patriot Software, you can mark an account to indicate you don’t have your EIN yet, so you can run payroll without delay.

For specific new employer information and resources for income tax and unemployment tax in your state, see New Employer Information By State.

If you do not yet have your EIN or account number for a type of tax, here’s how to temporarily indicate you don’t have the EIN/account number:

  1. Payroll > Payroll Settings > Company Tax Settings > Edit.
  2. For the tax type that you don’t have an EIN for, check the box “I don’t have my EIN right now.”
  3. If you need guidance on how to obtain an EIN for that type of tax, click the link “Show me how to get one” to view the New Employer Information page for your state.
  4. Click Save.


Note: You must enter your federal EIN in order to save the Company Tax Settings page.  As soon as you receive your  other state and/or local tax account numbers, remember to return to the Company Tax Settings screen to add them. For more information, see the article How Do I Update My Payroll Tax Account Numbers?

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