Telecommuting and State Payroll Taxes: The Importance of Nexus During the COVID-19 Pandemic

September 2, 2020
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In this podcast, Randle Pollard and Deborah Andrews discuss how working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic may affect employers’ state payroll tax obligations. The speakers cover how even temporary work-from-home situations, such as those imposed in response to emergency orders, may create a nexus with the employee’s home state, even if the employer does not have an office in that state. The speakers also consider other factors such as reciprocal tax agreements and the “convenience of the employer” rule.