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June 18, 2020

Tuesday, July 28 | Teleworker tax implications for COVID-19 and beyond (4 pm ET)

In their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, states and localities issued stay-at-home orders and guidelines for social distancing that dramatically increased the number of employees working from home. During this crisis, telework arrangements provide an essential job safety net to workers while COVID-19 containment efforts are underway.

As businesses begin to reopen, they are considering other benefits of teleworking — reduced real estate costs and employee satisfaction, to name a few, and analysts predict that COVID-19 has sparked a new upward trend in telework arrangements that will survive beyond the immediate crisis.

A shift in an employee's work location from the office to the home can have broad tax implications for businesses and employees that are important to consider when evaluating and implementing telework arrangements.

To help you identify the tax implications of telework arrangements, we have brought together our employment and business tax professionals to discuss:

  • State and local income tax withholding for residents and nonresidents
  • Determining the applicable state for unemployment insurance and similar taxes
  • Nexus implications for corporate income, sales and use and other business taxes
  • State and local tax relief for COVID-19 and its limitations
  • Determining if travel expenses of home office workers are excluded from taxable wages
  • Steps in evaluating the feasibility of telework arrangements from a tax perspective

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT New York, 1:00-2:00 p.m. PDT Los Angeles

Registration: View archive here.


Peter Berard, Employment Tax Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Ken Hausser, Employment Tax Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Jimmy Kennedy, Employment Tax Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Michele Raber, Indirect Tax Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Debby Salam, Employment Tax Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Steve Wlodychak, Indirect Tax Services, Ernst & Young LLP


Kristie Lowery, National Director, Employment Tax Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

CPE credit offered: 1.0. Recommended field of study: Taxes. Learning objective: Identify the tax implications of telework arrangements. This intermediate level, group internet-based course has no prerequisites or advanced preparation. Final CPE award to be based on content, polling and length of participation. See CPE FAQ for more information.

1.0 RCH credit is available to Certified Payroll Professionals (CPP) and Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) professionals.

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