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Pennsylvania State Tax Information


Looking for Pennsylvania state tax information? We provide the latest resources on state tax, unemployment, income tax and more.

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

Department of Labor and Industry

Withholding Requirements:

  • Register federal employer identification number for state withholding by filing Form PA-100 (Combined Registration Form):
  • Local Earned Income Tax Residency Certification Form: DCED-CLGS-06
  • Withholding Method = 3.07%
  • Supplemental Rate = Add to regular wages and withhold on total at 3.07%
  • Non-Employee (Contractor) SIT W/H = 3.07% for wages greater than $5,000 - must report on 1099-MISC for 2018
  • Local Taxes:

    for detailed county information click here

    State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

    Wage base is $10,000 in 2018, $9,750 in 2017

    Rates range from 2.801% to 10.8937% for 2017
    New employers use 3.6890% except construction employers who pay 10.2238% for 2018.

    Employee rate - .06% for 2018 and .07% for 2017 is withheld from gross wages. This tax is to be remitted to the Department with the employer's quarterly unemployment tax.

    There are many details involved in calculating an employer rate. The numbers shown here are meant to be an overview. For complete details on Unemployment insurance in Pennsylvania, click here.

    State Disability Insurance (SDI):

    None

    State Labor Laws:

    Minimum wage - The Federal minimum wage applies.
    Termination Pay - Fired/Quit pay by next regular payday.

    New Hire Reporting:

    Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 20 days on Form W-4 or Pennsylvania New Hire Form to:

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    New Hire Reporting Program
    P.O. Box 69400
    Harrisburg, PA 17106-9400
    Phone: 888-724-4732
    Fax: 866-748-4473

    To report online click here

    Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

    PA Department of Labor and Industry
    PO Box 8018
    Harrisburg, PA 17105

    1-888-727-7238

    717-657-4473 (fax)

    To report online click here

    Reciprocal States:

    Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia

    To see a Pennsylvania paycheck calculation, visit the Salary Paycheck Calculator at PaycheckCity.

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TAX TIDBIT... To correctly calculate withholding near wage base limits, enter your Gross Salary Year-to-date. It's important for an accurate calculation and is usually found on your last pay stub.