President’s Corner

TelCoa thanks U.S. Representatives Jim Himes, Rosa DeLauro, and Elizabeth Esty for introducing the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act, H.R. 4085, 113th Congress.

We strongly support this crucial legislation. The bill would finally eliminate the telecommuter tax, a steep penalty often resulting in double taxation of income that interstate telecommuters earn at home. The telecommuter tax unfairly burdens telecommuters and their employers and limits telework adoption. Congress must make the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act law!

TelCoa and other advocates are working to secure the bill’s enactment, but we need your help!

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Guest Columnist

Make the tax system safe for interstate telecommuting: pass H.R. 4085

This is reprinted from the OUPblog. Information on subscribing to this is available at the end of this article.

By Edward Zelinsky

Telecommuting benefits employers, employees, and society at large. Telecommuting expands work opportunities for the disabled, for those who live far from major metropolitan areas, and for the parents of young children who value the ability to work at home. Telecommuting also removes cars from our crowded highways and enables employers to hire from a wider and more diverse pool of potential employees.

It is thus anomalous that New York State’s personal income tax discourages interstate telecommuting by taxing the compensation non-resident telecommuters earn on the days such telecommuters work at their out-of-state homes. Under the misleading label “convenience of the employer,” New York subjects telecommuters to double income taxation by their state of residence as well as by New York – even though New York provides non-resident telecommuters with no public services on the days such interstate telecommuters work at their out-of-state homes outside of New York’s borders.

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Hot Topics & Links

"Working from home not for everyone, but it can still be a 'win-win' for many workers and employers" is an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer featuring TelCoa President Chuck Wilsker and Advisory Board member Diane Stegmeier.

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Report Shows Willingness to Take a Pay Cut to Work from Home

Dice, “the career hub for tech™”, has come out with a report titled Remote Control.

In this report they say “Less than one percent or 500 of the total jobs posted on Dice mention telecommuting as an option. Yet, more than one-third of technology professionals said they’d cut their salary by up to 10 percent in exchange for telecommuting full-time. What’s remarkable is that even after two years of flattish compensation, technology professionals are
willing to sacrifice $7,800 on average to work from home.

You can read the entire report here:Dice Telework Report April 2011

Would you take a 10% pay cut to work full time from home?

7 Responses to “Report Shows Willingness to Take a Pay Cut to Work from Home”

  • [...] Things are growing in this area. Companies are implementing telecommuting strategies, employing flexible work schedules, and sharing flexible work spaces. There’s even evidence that people are willing to take a pay cut to have the option of working at home. [...]

  • admin:

    A study we conducted about 5 years ago showed the average full time teleworker could save over $8,000 per year – TAKE HOME – compared to working full time in the office.
    That’s a pretty good raise and could offset a pay cut.

  • admin:

    Thank you.
    We are still learning as things are always changing.

  • Good idea. Can be considered a learned thing, ok.

  • Well, I cannot agree more. It is atucally make sense. It is worth it to discuss

  • Cassie Schmoldt:

    I’m not really certain if I’m submitting this in the appropriate location, however I am getting ready to move to the United States and am attempting to secure jobs in the technology field. I have a job lead with a organization (LTJ Management, LLC, 900 Congress Ave, Suite L-150, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 895-9500) and wanted some thoughts on the best way to study them to see if they might be a great organization to work for. I’ve looked on their website, but believed someone here might have a few other ideas on exactly where to look. Thank you.

    • admin:

      We’re probably not the best ones to advise on this as we work with organizations that have or are looking to establish telework or mobile work programs.
      You might want to check with the Austin Chamber of Commerce or the Better Business Bureau. Good Luck.

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