Registering for New York PrompTax ID

Employers who pay employees in New York and use a payroll provider should register for a PrompTaxID to allow the provider electronically deposit and file NY state and local withholding and transportation taxes. Please note that Zenefits needs a PrompTax ID in order to file on behalf of your company, even if the state does not require it.

If you previously remitted payments via check, you were required to include NYS-1 coupons. When you remit via ACH, the coupon is no longer necessary (even if you are voluntarily making ACH payments).

The same is true for companies who are new to New York. You may be prompted to submit the NYS-1 with your payment initially, but it is not required when paying via ACH.

Enroll online at the NY Business Online Services portal (requires a Business Online account) to receive a PrompTax ID (example: 999999 (6 digits)).

  1. Log in the Business Online Services with a registered account.
  2. Select Employment and withholding taxes under "Services" in the left-hand menu.
  3. Select PrompTax withholding tax /MCTMT in the drop-down menu.

Once you've received the number, contact Support and provide it.

To find an existing PrompTax ID, or for difficulty during registration, call the PrompTax Customer Service center at (518) 457-2332.

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