Entity ID Number to use for Electronic Payment Methods

It is important to clarify there are two separate Franchise Tax Board (FTB) electronic payment methods:

  1. Web Pay
  2. Electronic funds withdrawal

The electronic payment method the entity chooses will determine which Entity ID number should be used.

1. Web Pay

  • Corporation: Enter the 7-digit number Entity ID in the box
  • Limited liability company (LLC): Enter the 9 or 12- digit number Entity ID in the box
  • Partnerships: Entity ID requirements have changed
    • After selecting Partnership, select the type of Entity ID number in the dropdown menu:
      • If California Secretary of State (SOS) ID number is selected, enter the 12-digit number in the box
      • If FTB ID number is selected, enter the 9-digit number in the box.

Need help with access?

If you are unable to use the entity’s SOS number, please use the FTB Issued ID number. The FTB Issued ID number can be located in your MyFTB account or contact us.

Please be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Entity name
  • Federal Entity Identification Number (FEIN)

2. Electronic Funds Withdrawal

  • Use the FEIN
    • However, with this service, the Entity ID number has been expanded to accept the SOS number, or FTB Issued ID to identify the entity.

Using the proper Entity ID number, helps us ensure payments are posted properly to the correct entity.