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New company registration in Pennsylvania

Income and Unemployment taxes

  1. Register for both tax accounts online using the PA-100 Enterprise Registration Form
  2. Click the Register online button and follow the prompts.
  3. You should receive your account number automatically after registering.
  4. The new employer rate for unemployment tax is generally 3.689% (except for construction businesses which are assigned 10.2238%). You can enter this rate as you wait to receive an unemployment account number, but make to update Gusto with the correct unemployment tax rate once you receive your official rate statement from the agency.

City of Pittsburgh Tax

If you do not yet have a City ID or will be paying an employee in Pittsburgh for the first time, you must register your business with the City of Pittsburgh and select the option for Payroll Expense Tax (ET-1) and Local Services Tax (LS-1). You should receive your number 1-2 days after registering. You will also need to register for Earned Income Tax with Jordan Tax Service. You can register online here.

City of Philadelphia Tax

If you do not yet have a tax account number or will be paying an employee in Philadelphia for the first time, you will need to register with the City of Philadelphia Dept. of Revenue online. You should receive your number instantly after registering online.

Third party agent registration 

This step is required for all Gusto clients, and gives us the permission to file and pay taxes on your behalf. It only takes a few minutes and is 100% online, please follow the instructions:

  1. Visit the PA UC Management System and login using the green box on the right side of the screen.
  2. Click the Employer Profile tab on the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Click the Manage Representatives tab on the left side of the screen.
  4. Click the Add New Representative link in the middle of the page. 
  5. Enter: 2272162774 in as the Representative Identifier field. Enter today's date for the Effective Date, and select Filing Quarterly Reports and Adjustments for the Service Function. Then click Submit.  
  6. Click OK on the next page. ​
  7. You should now see "ZenPayroll, Inc" (Gusto) listed as a representative that has been requested.

To contact the UC Employer Contact Center call: (866) 403-6163, or if within the Harrisburg area: (717) 787-7679.