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Pennsylvania — New Company Registration

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue State Withholding Income Tax

Steps for combined registration for PA State withholding and PA State unemployment tax:

  • Go to Pennsylvania Online Business Entity Registration (PA-100) to complete the online registration
  • Select Enter
  • Select Register
  • Review agreement and select agree
  • Create a username and password
  • Complete personal contact information
  • Account will be successfully created 
  • You will receive an email with a confirmation code to confirm email address 
  • Your User ID and Password are used to login to e-TIDES and other e-Services applications, and will personally identify you in the system
  • Click log in 
  • Enter username, password and confirmation code from email
  • Click Create Application
  • Select New Registration
  • Follow and complete remaining registration steps
  • Your Etides login will provide you access to your PA state withholding account

Update your Eddy account with your Pennsylvania Employer Account Number. Your account number is required for all Pennsylvania Department of Revenue interactions to ensure your account is accurate.

If you have any questions regarding this process, call the Customer Experience Center at 717-787-1064 or contact their Online Customer Service Center.

Create a username and password for PA unemployment account

  • After you have received your Pennsylvania UC Account number
  • Go Pennsylvania Unemployment Self Service Site
  • Select new user
  • Enter name, Federal ID, and UC account number and click next
  • Create a username and password

If you have any questions regarding this process, call the Employer Contact Center at 866-403-6163.

Pennsylvania locals: Local Withholding Income Tax

Register for local Withholding Account ID

Employers with worksites located in Pennsylvania are required to withhold and remit the local Earned Income Tax (EIT) and Local Services Tax (LST) on behalf of their employees working in PA. Examples of business worksites include, but are not limited to: factories, warehouses, branches, offices and residences of home-based employees To learn about your requirements in this area, begin by contacting the city government where your principal place of business in Pennsylvania will be located. You should also check with each city government where you intend to transact business or have a business presence.  Additional information can be found under Local Income Tax Requirements for Employers.  PA offers address search which provides locality details.  

Philadelphia and Pittsburgh may also require withholding for residents. Contact each agency directly for specific information.

Update your Eddy account with all local account number(s). Your local account number(s) is required for all Pennsylvania local tax interactions to ensure your account(s) is accurate.

If you have any questions regarding this process, contact the Governor's Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS) by phone, call 888.223-6837.  Additionally, PA provides a FAQ sheet for additional assistance.





This guide does not contain legal or tax advice. If legal or tax advice is required, an attorney, CPA or tax adviser should be consulted.