Pennsylvania Payroll Tax Registration

If you have recently hired an employee in Pennsylvania, it is essential to understand the process of payroll tax registration. This involves registering with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (DOR) to fulfill your obligations as an employer and ensure compliance with state tax laws.

How Pennsylvania Payroll Registration Works

There are 2 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in Pennsylvania to get your new hire on payroll for the first time. You can follow the guide below to help you get registered directly with the Pennsylvania agencies or use Mosey to do it.

Use Mosey to register for payroll tax in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Withholding Tax Setup

If you are an employer in Pennsylvania, you are required to register with the Department of Revenue for a withholding tax account.

  1. Create a myPATH Account

    If you haven't already, create a myPATH account. Your myPATH account will be used to access the Pennsylvania Online Business Tax Registration system.

  2. Submit Online Business Tax Registration

    Log into the myPATH registration system. Submit a business tax registration to get a Withholding Tax account. You will receive a 11-digit Revenue ID (used across all of your tax accounts) and an eight-digit withholding tax account number.

Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Setup

If you have employees in Pennsylvania, you are required to register with the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) for Unemployment Compensation (UC), also known as unemployment insurance, coverage within 30 days of your Pennsylvania employee start date.

  1. Create MyPATH Account

    If you haven't already, create a myPATH account. Your myPATH account will be used to access the Pennsylvania Online Business Tax Registration system.

  2. Submit Pennsylvania Online Business Tax Registration

    Login to your myPATH account. Submit a business tax registration to setup an Unemployment Compensation account. Upon registration, you will receive a 7-digit UC account number.

  3. Create UC Management System (UCMS) User Account

    Create a UC Management System (UCMS) user account with your UC account number. UCMS is used to file quarterly reports and manage your UC account relationship online. The first user created for your business will be the UCMS "administrator" who can create and manage users.

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