State Unemployment Insurance: New York
New York is what's referred to as a PEO-reporting state for unemployment insurance. Justworks will report unemployment taxes under the Justworks unemployment account number. State unemployment charges will be invoiced by Justworks; your company’s SUI rate no longer applies in New York. If your business filed under your account for the prior quarter, you will need to suspend or close your previous unemployment account.
Closing NY Unemployment and Withholding Accounts:
If your company is joining Justworks, please follow the steps outlined below to close your NY Unemployment and Withholding accounts:
- Let your previous payroll provider know to indicate final return on the quarterly returns for New York (NYS-45) for the final quarter they processed for your business.
- If you permanently ceased paying wages, enter the date of the final payroll. The date listed should be the day before your Justworks start date.
- Once filed and processed, this designation will instruct New York to close both your Unemployment and Withholding Accounts.
If you’re having trouble completing the online account setup process, please contact the state’s customer service line for assistance.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.