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Following widespread office closures and stay-at-home orders, Americans are now working in new locations, sometimes in new states.
Other front-line workers have traveled to pandemic hot spots to help care for the sick and support the health care response. Still others are providing services, such as telemedicine, remotely.
These new work arrangements could ensnare unsuspecting individuals and businesses in new and complicated tax obligations.
A few states have helped to protect workers by issuing guidance that remote work during the pandemic will be considered in-office work for tax purposes.
However, because so few states have independently moved to protect taxpayers, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has proposed a federal bill that would limit states’ ability to tax the income of people temporarily working from a remote location during the pandemic and in the future.
Now is the time for states to step up and