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New York State Paid Family Leave

As of January 1, 2018, most private and certain public employees who work in New York State are eligible to take paid family leave.

What you need to know

If your employer participates in New York State’s Paid Family Leave program, you need to know the following:

  • Any benefits you receive under this program are taxable and included in your federal gross income.
  • Your employer will not automatically withhold taxes from these benefits; you may request voluntary tax withholding.
  • You will receive either Form 1099-G or Form 1099-MISC from your employer showing your taxable benefits.
  • Your employer will deduct premiums for the Paid Family Leave program from your after-tax wages.
  • Your premium contributions will be reported to you by your employer on Form W-2 in Box 14 as state disability insurance taxes withheld.