Payroll Taxes

Learn more about keeping your business compliant with payroll tax requirements.

New York Unemployment Tax Rules for Employers

Employers in New York must comply with these unemployment tax rules.

Coverage: Any business paying compensation to employees of at least $300 in any calendar quarter (liability beginning as of the first day of such quarter)

Rates: 1.5% to 9.9% for 2012; 4.1% for new employers

Taxable Wage Limit: $8,500

Employee Withholding: None


Department of Labor
State Campus, Building 12
Room 542 
Albany, New York 12240-0339
Telephone: (518) 457-4179

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