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Did you know that Pennsylvania has reciprocal withholding agreements with Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia?

  • Pennsylvania Compensation
  • Pennsylvania Payroll for Employers
  • Pennsylvania Income Tax Withholding
  • Pennsylvania Benefits
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Pennsylvania Compensation

All employees are covered except those specifically exempt by statute; among those exempt are farm laborers (other than seasonal farm workers). Executive, administrative, professional, and outside sales employees are also exempt, given that certain requirements are met.

Pennsylvania Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Pennsylvania's wage payment law must pay wages within 15 days of the end of a pay period. Overtime wages are payable in the next succeeding pay period, unless written provisions or custom within the trade provides otherwise.

Pennsylvania Unemployment:


Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        9,750

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    3.6785

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)     0.08

Period Effective                                             Calendar Year 2017


Pennsylvania Income Tax Withholding

Pennsylvania requires employers to withhold state income tax from their employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Revenue Department.

Every employer that has an office or does business in Pennsylvania that pays compensation must withhold state income tax from each payment of wages to employees. Tax must be withheld from wages of resident employees for services performed either within or outside Pennsylvania and from wages of nonresident employees for services within the state.

Pennsylvania Benefits

Pennsylvania Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         No

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 No

Pennsylvania does not have a voting time leave law.


Pennsylvania Links


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