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Pennsylvania Withholding Tax

What is Pennsylvania Withholding Tax?

Withholding tax is the amount of employee’s pay withheld by the employer and sent directly to the government as partial payment of state income tax.  The amount of withholding tax depends on the employee’s income.  The Pennsylvania state income tax is 3.07%. Therefore, the withholding tax should be the same as the state income tax.

Employees do not need to take any action.  The employers/businesses will need to deduct the withholding tax from employee’s paycheck and submit and file the withholding tax to Pennsylvania Dept of Revenue.

How much is Pennsylvania Withholding Tax?

Since Pennsylvania withholding tax withheld is used to pay for employee’s v state income tax, the withholding tax should correlate with state income tax bracket.  The Pennsylvania state income tax rate is 3.07%.  The withholding tax should be the same as state income tax rate.

State Year  State Income Tax Rate Withholding Tax Rate
Pennsylvania 2015 3.07% 3.07%

How to File Pennsylvania Withholding Tax?

Employees do not need to do anything.

Employers/Businesses need to register withholding tax account with Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  Depending the size of the company, every three months, the employers have to file a quarterly withholding reports and submit withholding tax to the Department of Revenue.  Most small businesses need to file quarterly while larger businesses need to file more frequently.

Pennsylvania Withholding Tax Forms

Form Number Form Description
Form PA-3  Withholding Tax Return
Form PA-100 Withholding Tax Registration

How to Register for Pennsylvania Withholding Tax?

Businesses with employees will need to register for Pennsylvania Withholding account. The easiest and fastest way to register for Withholding tax is online.

Click here to register for Pennsylvania Withholding Tax.

When to File and Deadlines for Pennsylvania Withholding Tax Return

Generally, Pennsylvania Withholding Tax returns have to be filed every three months, ending on March 31 (Q1), June 30 (Q2), September 30 (Q3) and December 31 (Q4). Typically, the deadline to mail Pennsylvania Withholding Tax return is the last day of the following month.

Quarter Months Deadline
Q1 January - March April 30
Q2 April - June July 31
Q3 July - September October 31
Q4 October - December January 31

Pennsylvania PA Withholding Tax Contacts and Address:

For more information or help on Pennsylvania Withholding Tax, please use the contact information below

Website Pennsylvania Dept of Revenue
Telephone 717-787-1064
Email  https://revenue-pa.custhelp.com/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask
Address Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 280904
Harrisburg PA 17128-0904