I have a client who has a W-2 with no California Employer ID number. Drake Software will not E-file with blank or “applied for” entered. Attempts to contact company end up in leaving message on answering machine and no response. Calls to EDD are futile. If your question does not fit their canned answers, you are out of luck. We have a number from another employee, but have no way to verify it. Client owes some money and will submit with his return.
Are there any problems with filing the return using the number given if that number happens to be incorrect?
Check the taxpayer’s account at the FTB. You will need to have the client in the MyFTB file and can get W-2 info there. Or you could file a paper return (yikes) and attach the state W-2 with a note that the CA ID is missing. I suggest you put the client in the MyFTB file.