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Prior to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many state taxing authorities asserted that businesses are subject to their states’ tax obligations by having a single employee working from within the states, even if there were no other connections between the business and those states. As a result, some states tried to force these businesses to comply with employer withholding obligations, to pay income, franchise, gross receipts, or other state business taxes. At the beginning of the pandemic, many businesses were forced to move quickly to a work-from-home model. As a result, many employees began working from states other than where their offices were located. In response to concerns raised by employers, some states announced relief from tax obligations ordinarily imposed on a business whose employees work in those states. However, as many employers consider adopting longer-term, or even permanent, work-from-home or work-from-anywhere policies, businesses need to know how to comply with state and local tax obligations. Advocates say Congress needs to take action to simplify compliance with state and local tax obligations for businesses.

Pending Legislation: H.R.429 - Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2021
Sponsor: Rep. Gregory Steube (FL)
Status: House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law (Judiciary)
Chair: Rep. David Cicilline (RI)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current remote worker policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I Support requiring an employer to withhold personal income tax from an employee’s wages:

    1.) Only in the state of the employee’s residence, and any state in which the employee performs duties for greater than 30 days during a calendar year.

    2.) Exempting employers from state income tax withholding and information reporting requirements for employees not subject to income tax in the state under this bill.

    3.) Allowing an employer to rely on an employee’s annual determination of the time the employee expects to spend performing work duties in a state.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. David Cicilline (RI) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I Support requiring an employer to withhold personal income tax from an employee’s wages:

    1.) Only in the state of the employee’s residence, and any state in which the employee performs duties for greater than 30 days during a calendar year.

    2.) Exempting employers from state income tax withholding and information reporting requirements for employees not subject to income tax in the state under this bill.

    3.) Allowing an employer to rely on an employee’s annual determination of the time the employee expects to spend performing work duties in a state.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. David Cicilline (RI) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. David Cicilline (RI) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.429 - Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2021.

If elected as a trustee, Citizens for Tax Justice will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for fair taxation of remote workers.

About: Citizens for Tax Justice works to ensure working people have a voice in the development of our nation’s tax policies. Against the armies of special interest lobbyists for corporations and the wealthy, CTJ work is focused on tax fairness for middle and low-income families, requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share, closing corporate tax loopholes, and adequately funding important government services.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
September 19, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
September 26, 2022