Revenue e-Services Center - Business Tax e-Services

PA Business Tax e-Services  TeleFile Employer Withholding

The toll-free number is 1-800-748-8299. 

The following is what you will need to use TeleFile for Employer Withholding:

  • Your 8-digit Employer Account Identification Number

  • Your 9-digit Entity Identification Number, which is either your federal Employer Identification Number, your Social Security Number, or a temporary number assigned by the Department. To verify your Entity Identification Number, contact the e-Business Center at (717) 783-6277. 

  • The ending date of the period for which you are reporting.

  • The amount of Personal Income Tax withheld for each period, whether quarterly, monthly or semimonthly.  You should report the amount actually withheld, not the amount remitted.

  • The total amount of compensation subject to PA withholding tax for the reporting quarter.

  • The total amount of PA withholding tax required to be withheld (or actually withheld, if higher) for the reporting quarter. 

  • The amount of withholding tax paid to the PA Department of Revenue for the reporting quarter.

  • To make a payment using ACH Debit, you will need your banking information: bank routing number, account number and account type (checking or savings).

    • Bank Routing Number: The bank routing number for your checking account can be found in the bottom left corner of your check. You can also contact your financial institution for its routing number. Typically, the routing number consists of nine digits and uniquely identifies the financial institution associated with your check account. Routing numbers are assigned and managed by the American Bankerís Association.

    • Account Number: Your checking account number can be found on your checks to the right of the nine-digit routing number. This number uniquely identifies your account with your financial institution.

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***Payments $1,000.00 or over must be made electronically***

If making a PA-501 payment by check, no call to TeleFile is required.  However, a quarterly reconciliation return (PA-W3) must be submitted through TeleFile or e-TIDES by the last day of the month following the end of the quarter.

If you intend to make your Employer Withholding deposits by check, please make the check payable to the PA Department of Revenue.  Please note on the check that it is an Employer Tax payment along with your Employer Withholding account number, the period ending date and your telephone number.  Then mail your check to:

PA Department of Revenue
Post Office Box 280401
Harrisburg,  PA  17128-0401

Payments must be post marked on or before the due date to be considered timely.

When using TeleFile to file a return and/or payment, you will receive a confirmation number as proof of filing.  Please record this number for future reference.  Remember to keep a hard copy of the amounts you entered when filing your return.

If you need to update your account information, such as a change of address, please complete REV-1705R, which can be mailed or faxed to you through our toll-free number at 1-888-PATAXES. That number is 1-888-728-2937. You can also download the REV-1705R from the Departmentís Web site at