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16340: NY - Filing the NYS-45 (DAS)

New York

Drake Accounting®: How do I create and file the NYS-45?


For filing to the New York Department of Taxation and Finance, DAS produces:

  • A .txt file for upload
  • A PDF of Form NYS-45, Quarterly Combined Withholding, Wage Reporting, And Unemployment Insurance Return, for record keeping purposes only. 

See Related Links below for required setup before creating the state wage report.​

To create the wage report: 

  • Select the Employees menu, then select State Tax & Wage Forms.
  • Make sure NY is selected, then select S-45ATT1 from the Forms droplist.
  • Select the applicable quarter.
  • Review the form and make any necessary entries or edits. 
  • Make sure the e-file checkbox is marked, then select Save/Print.


Save/Print creates the watermarked PDF of the Form NYS-45 for record keeping purposes, as well as the .txt file to upload to the state of New York.

To upload:

  • Log in to the New York Online Services for tax professionals website.​
  • Follow the menu options to upload the wage file. 
  • The file for upload can be found by browsing to the drive where DAS is installed > DrakeAccounting20YY > Clients > client code > EFile > NY > NYS45ATT1 and selecting the file named NYS45ATT1_YYYY-MM-DD_HR_MIN_SEC.txt (where YYYY-MM-DD_HR_MIN_SEC is the date and time of the file creation).


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