CCH’s June 7th. State Tax Review has a couple of telecommunication tax articles with news worth passing on to you this morning.
The “Telecommuter Tax Fairness Act of 2005,” as it’s being called, “would specifically prohibit a state from deeming a nonresident individual to be present in the state on the grounds that the individual is working at home for his or her own inconvenience.”
There are two bills now pending. Senate Bill 1097 was introduced by Connecticut senators Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman. House Bill 2558 by Reps. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), and Tom Davis (R-Va.).
And the Council on State Taxation, a nonprofit trade association consisting of some 750 multi-state corporations engaged in interstate & international business, is saying that “the telecommunications tax system should be overhauled to eliminate discriminatory administrative and tax burdens on providers & services,” according to a survey just released. Press release with further information.