Register for
Pennsylvania Payroll Taxes

CorpNet can help you register for Pennsylvania payroll taxes. This saves you time and money, while also making it quick and easy to pay your employees.

Pennsylvania Payroll Tax Registration Bundle
Starting at $199

Here’s How It Works

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We collect your information.

CorpNet will collect information about you and your business to determine your eligibility for online registration with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
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We check for accuracy.

Based on the information you’ve provided, we will pre-qualify your business to ensure your account information is accurate and consistent.
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We work closely with you.

Your dedicated CorpNet agent will collect any additional information needed to complete your tax registration request successfully. Once we have all we need, we will submit your application to the state.
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We deliver!

We’ll process your order within 7-10 business days, and depending on state processing times, provide you with your Employer Payroll Tax Account number. You’ll be able to give these details to your payroll provider to help you pay your employees faster.

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Pennsylvania Payroll Tax FAQs

What is the Earned Income Tax (EIT)?

Employers are required to complete the Residency Certification Form for each employee in order to compare the “Total Resident EIT Rate” (for the city where the employee lives) to the “Work Location Non-Resident EIT Rate” (for the city where the employee works). Employers must withhold the higher of the two EIT Rates, as well as the Local Services Tax (LST), and make remittances to the local tax collector(s) for the worksite location(s).

What State Payroll Taxed Apply to Pennsylvania?

  • New Employers: All employers must register with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.
  • State Income Taxes: Employers must pay income taxes for Pennsylvania employees to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
    • Pennsylvania employers contribute a flat income tax rate of 3.07% per employee.
    • There are no additional city or regional income taxes.
    • There are some exceptions: household and agriculture workers do not need payroll taxes withheld.
  • Earned Income Tax (EIT). Employers with business locations in Pennsylvania must withhold and remit the local Earned Income Tax (EIT) and Local Services Tax (LST) on behalf of their employees working in Pennsylvania.
  • Unemployment Insurance Tax: All enterprises providing full and/or part-time employment to one or more workers must register with the Department of Labor & Industry, Office of UC Tax Services. Employers are responsible for withholding unemployment taxes in Pennsylvania for employees earning over $10,000 in 2021

What is Pennsylvania Unemployment Insurance Tax?

Unemployment Insurance Tax (UI) is a federal program that provides temporary payments to unemployed workers whose employment status is not based on their own actions. Pennsylvania’s unemployment operation is run by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. Rates range from 1.2905% to 9.933%. New employers pay a flat rate of 3.689%.

Am I Required to Register for Payroll Taxes in Pennsylvania?

If you operate a business and employ one or more employees, you must register as an employer with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for an Employer Account ID and the PA Department of Labor and Industry for an Unemployment Compensation (UC) Account Number.

Does Pennsylvania Require an Employer Payroll Tax Account Number?

Once CorpNet registers your business, you will be issued a Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Employer Account ID number and a Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Unemployment Compensation (UC) Account Number. You must provide your employer account numbers when filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings.

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.

What if I Don’t Have a Payroll Processor?

CorpNet works with the leading payroll processors and we can connect you with our trusted partners who will pay your employees, accrue the necessary taxes, and complete the necessary payments and documentation with state and federal authorities.

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