Addressing the unfair taxation of interstate teleworkers is an issue that we have championed for many years.
TelCoa strongly supports the Multi-State Worker Act. This proposed federal legislation would eliminate the telecommuter tax - a harsh tax penalty that burdens interstate telecommuters and their employers and limits telework adoption. The measure has been introduced in previous sessions of Congress as the Telecommuter Tax Fairness Act. It must be reintroduced in the 113th Congress and finally enacted.
TelCoa and other advocates are working to make the Multi-State Worker Act the law, but we need your help!
Telecommuting Catches On at the Council of Better Business Bureaus
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) is a national nonprofit headquartered in the Washington, DC area. They generate $20 million a year with 114 employees, leading a network of 115 independent BBB's generating $165 million in revenue with 2,300 employees. So they probably land in the middle of mid-sized organizations. We work hard to make the world a better place, helping consumers to avoid getting ripped off. We were a random collection of about 100 white-collar workers bustling about the halls and cubicles of a random high-rise in DC. Or at least that's the way it was until this year.
Verizon Teams with inContact for new Cloud Contact Center Offering.....Advanced ‘Virtual Contact Center’ Services Aim to Increase Customer Satisfaction by Providing Communications Options and Faster Responses to Inquiries.
This benchmarking study was conducted with employers in both the public and private sectors with large telework programs. They represent more than 500,000 employees and almost 150,000 teleworkers and mobile workers. Interviews were done with telework program managers.
The study, sponsored by Intel, looked at how these large organizations addressed and overcame obstacles and objections to create successful programs that benefit both the organization and its employees through reduced real estate costs, increased employee retention, and a much higher rate of employee satisfaction.
Although this study was conducted five years ago, follow up conversations with participants show that all of the conclusions reached are as relevant today as when the study was conducted.
For copy of the report email contact info including name, title, and organization to: info@TelCoa.org.