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New York State Payroll and Payroll Taxes

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Note: New York is a "Joint Application" State. One application for TWO ID numbers (one for SIT and one for SUI).

Did you know that most New York employers that have one or more employees on at least 30 days in the calendar year must provide disability insurance for employees?

New York Wage and Hour Laws

Employees covered by New York's minimum wage law must be paid $12.50*** an hour.

All employees are covered except for:

  • farm workers;
  • cab drivers;
  • members of religious orders; and
  • volunteers at recreational or amusement events that last up to eight consecutive days.

New York Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by New York's wage payment law must pay manual workers at least weekly and all other salaried workers at least twice a month. Commissioned salespersons must be paid at least once a month.

All employees are covered, except those specifically exempt by statute; among those exempt are executive, administrative or professional employees earning more than $900 a week.

New York Unemployment:

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        11,800

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    4.025

New York Income Tax Withholding

New York requires employers to withhold state income tax from their employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Taxation and Finance.

All employers paying wages subject to New York's income tax law must withhold from all payments of taxable wages paid to residents regardless of where their services are performed, and from payments of taxable wages paid to nonresidents for services performed within the state.

New York Benefits

New York Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Time Off with Pay Limited to 2 Hours

All employers in New York must allow employees time off to vote if the employees do not have sufficient time to vote before or after work. This summary is restricted to coverage of private employers.

The law does not specify the exact amount of voting time leave that must be granted, but employees that have four consecutive nonwork hours while the polls are open are not entitled to voting time leave.

Temporary Disability Insurance:

Most New York employers are required to provide disability insurance for employees. Coverage may be provided through the state insurance fund, private insurance or self-insurance. Both employees and employers must contribute to the plan.

New York State Tax Resources

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***Special rules apply to minimum wage standards for this state. Please refer to state laws.
Accurate as of January 2021