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Authorizations and Account Numbers for Payroll Setup

Payroll providers will ask for a number of authorizations and identification or account numbers during setup of a new payroll account.

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

The Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a unique nine-digit number (00-0000000) assigned to each business entity by the IRS. Payroll providers will ask for the compa... Learn more

Unemployment Insurance Account Numbers

Payroll providers request unemployment insurance account numbers from employers during account setup in order to properly deposit the taxes paid by the employer for Federal and ... Learn more

Authorized Reporting Agent

In the context of payroll, an authorized reporting agent is a third party who can make Federal payroll tax deposits, file Federal payroll tax information, and generally handle m... Learn more

What is an SIC code?

The Standard Industrial Code (SIC) is a 4-digit number that identifies a US business by the type of business activities they conduct. Since each SIC broadly describes a class of... Learn more

How can I change my SIC code in Zenefits?

Administrators can change their company’s SIC code in their Company Profile app. To change your SIC code, follow these steps: Click on the Company Profile app on your ad... Learn more

Power of Attorney and Payroll

Many state tax agencies require companies grant power of attorney to their payroll provider so that the provider can deposit state taxes and file state returns. In the cont... Learn more

How can I change my Company Name or Employer Identification Number (EIN) in Zenefits?

If you need to change your company name or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) in Zenefits, contact Customer Care or your Customer Success Manager. Please prepare the ... Learn more

North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS)

The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) helps to identify US businesses by the type of economic activity (how they produce) that they conduct. Federal agenc... Learn more

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