Sooooo. I work in NYC and our payroll department is in Seattle. I am pretty sure that NYC has an income tax and now I owe that money because they failed to withhold it from my paychecks. Or I'm completely missing something about how this is normal? I sent an email to payroll asking to clarify but probably won't hear back for a few days. But for now I am angry and irritated!!

So I just found this gem courtesy of the link from Klewless. So I guess they aren't required to do it? ugughugughghghghgh everything is so complicated.

  • Out-of-state employers who are not incorporated or licensed under New York State law and do not maintain an office or transact business in New York State are not required to withhold New York State, New York City, or Yonkers income taxes on employees who reside in New York State.
  • If an out-of-state employer agrees to withhold New York State, New York City, or Yonkers income taxes for the convenience of the employee, then the employer is subject to New York State withholding requirements.