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Employers Can Enroll in New York’s Optional Employer Compensation Expense Tax Program

BY: APA Staff | 10/12/18

Employers may now enroll in the optional New York Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) Program. Employers that are choosing to opt-in for calendar year 2019 must enroll no later than December 1, 2018. Employers can enroll online through their Business Online Services account.

The ECET is an optional, employer-paid tax that is being phased in over three years, beginning in 2019. The enrollment period each year is from October 1 through December 1 for the election period effective January 1 of the following year. Earlier this year, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance issued guidance on the ECET.

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