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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. Click here to view state-by-state new employer rates and wage bases. You can enter the new employer rate as you wait to receive an unemployment account number, but make sure 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.

Parkland school district local services tax (LST)

If you live in the Parkland School District and will be paying a local services tax (LST) to this agency, you'll need register your business. Townships in this county include North and South Whitehall and Upper Macungie.

  1. Register your business (New Employer Registration) to receive an account number.
    • You can register via mail, fax, or email to the contact information listed on the registration form.
    • The agency will then mail a letter with a 10-digit account number.
  2. Enter the last 5 digits of your account number in Gusto.
    • If you're unsure of your account number, call the agency at (610)-351-5577.

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. Go to your Employer Profile.
  3. Select Manage Representatives.
    • This page should display TPA/representative information.
  4. Select Edit to update the current representative information or to terminate a TPA relationship.
  5. Select Add New Representative to add Gusto:
  6. Enter Gusto's identifier: 2272162774
  7. Add today's date as the effective date. 
  8. Assign the following Service Functions: 
    • File Reports
    • Contribution Rates
    • Delinquencies

If you have questions or need assistance, call the UC Employer Contact Center at (866) 403-6163 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST. You can also reference this agency guide to help get you started or troubleshoot issues.

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