New York Payroll Taxes
CorpNet can help you register for New York payroll taxes. This saves you time and money, while also making it quick and easy to pay your employees.
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New York Payroll Tax FAQs
What is Unemployment Insurance Tax?
What State Payroll Taxes Apply to New York?
New York manages state payroll taxes through the Department of Taxation and Finance.
- Income taxes: New York has a progressive income tax depending on the employee’s income level—from 4% to 8.82%. If employees live in New York City, there is an additional surcharge—from 2.907% to 3.876%. Effective January 1, 2021, supplemental wages, such as bonuses and commission, are taxed at 9.62%. Employees who are residents of Yonkers have an additional surcharge of 1.61135% for supplemental wages. Employees living in New York City have an additional surcharge of 4.25% for supplemental wages.
- Unemployment Insurance (UI): Most employers in New York are also required to pay taxes to provide unemployment insurance through The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL). The rate cannot exceed 3.4% and is fixed each year according to the size of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.
- Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET): New York employers can also opt to pay an Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) to offset employees’ federal taxes. More on the ECET below.
- Re-employment Services Fund (RSF): All NY employers must pay a tax into the re-employment services fund. This fund provides support and training for the unemployed to help get them back to work. The RSF is a flat tax of 0.075% on the total quarterly payroll.
- State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML). New York also requires employees/employers to contribute to State Disability Insurance and Paid Family Medical Leave. Employers can share in the contribution or have employees bear the full responsibility from their wages.
What is the Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET)?
What is State Disability Insurance Tax?
Am I Required to Register for Payroll Taxes in New York?
Are There Any New York Employees Exempt From Withholding Tax?
Yes, the following conditions exempt New York employees from withholding tax:
- Employees must be under age 18, or over age 65, or full-time students under age 25 and
- Not have incurred any New York income tax liability for the previous year; and
- Do not expect to have a New York income tax liability for the current year.
If employees meet the above criteria, employers must file an IT-2104-E Certificate of Exemption from Withholding form with the Department of Taxation and Finance.
Do My Household Employees Require Registration and Payroll Taxes?
What is an Employer Registration Number?
What Kind of Information Do I Need for Payroll Tax Registration?
- Name and Social Security number of all responsible parties
- Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable
- Physical business address and mailing address
- Business phone number
- Valid email address (contact person and business)
- Nine-digit federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
- Industry description
What if I Don’t Have an EIN?
An EIN is a Federal Tax Identification Number provided by the IRS. If you do not have an EIN already, CorpNet can obtain one for you via their FTIN service.
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