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State tax registration with our partner CorpNet

Gusto partners with CorpNet to help you register your business in new states. For now, the integration is fully supported in California and we’ll expand to additional states in the future. 

  • For other states, you can work directly with CorpNet to have them register with agencies on your behalf–once complete, you’ll need to enter the registration details manually in Gusto. 

How it works

Once a work address has been added in California and a new employee has been hired, you can get registration assistance in Gusto. Here’s a snapshot of the process:

  1. We’ll collect some basic business information from you.
  2. Gusto and CorpNet will check the information for accuracy.
  3. Once registration is complete–usually within 3-5 business days–CorpNet will send the details to Gusto and you’ll be ready to run payroll.

Get started with California state tax registration

  1. Sign in to Gusto as an admin.
  2. Click the Taxes & compliance section and select Tax setup.
  3. Under “California Tax Setup”, click Get registration help from CorpNet.
  4. Review the price, process, and estimated timeline to completion.
  5. Click Get started.
  6. Answer a couple eligibility questions.
    • Note: Gusto can only register for you if you don't yet have a CA EDD account.
  7. Click Save & continue.
  8. Enter some company information.
    • We’ll pre populate information we already have.
  9. Click Save & continue.
  10. Enter some California-specific information.
  11. Click Save & continue.
  12. Tell us about your responsible party–this is the person who is to be held accountable for the company’s good standing and a point of contact within the organization for tax purposes.
  13. Click Save & continue.
  14. Let us know who your taxpayer representative is–this is the person authorized to provide the CA EDD with info needed to maintain your employer account.
  15. Click Save & continue.
  16. Set up your CA EDD login details.
    • Don’t worry—we’ll remind you of these later on.
  17. Click Save & continue.
  18. Review all information thoroughly–if any information is incorrect it may delay the process.
  19. Check the box to acknowledge all info is accurate and you agree to the Terms of Service.
  20. Click Submit.

Once you submit your order for CA state tax registration, we’ll email you to let you know CorpNet has received it.

Checking the status of your order

When your order is complete you’ll receive emails from both Gusto and CorpNet. They’ll detail the next steps which include:

  • Reviewing registration details
  • Gaining access to your CA EDD account

Before your order is completed, you can use the link in the state registration confirmation email from Gusto to check the status of your order. 

You can also head to the Taxes & compliance and select Tax setup, scroll to the California state tax setup and click the link to Check the status of your registration.

Changing your order

To update your order, contact CorpNet at [email protected] or 1(888) 449-2638. They’re open Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm PT.


Q: Can I run payroll for my employees in CA before my registration is complete?

A: No—you must have a California EDD account number and tax rate(s) in Gusto before you can run payroll.

Q: Can I use Gusto to register in a new state if I don't have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) yet?

A: No–you must have an FEIN entered in Gusto to order a state tax registration.

Q: Where can I see all my tax information?

A: You can see all tax details in the following locations: 

  • Gusto–head to the Taxes & compliance and select Tax setup, and scroll to the applicable state tax setup.
  • CorpNet–create a CorpNet account and login at any time to review information.
  • CA EDD account–once you’ve gained access, your tax details will also be available here.

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