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November 3, 2020

Read EY's state guide to payroll and employment tax provisions in response to COVID-19

To contain the outbreak of COVID-19 in the US, numerous state and local governments temporarily closed nonessential businesses and issued "stay-at-home" orders, creating an historic disruption to the US workforce. Most states and localities have responded to the emergency by: expanding their paid leave mandates; waiving certain reporting requirements; expanding unemployment insurance benefits; providing extensions for the due date of payroll tax returns, tax payments or both; and/or temporarily halting certain garnishment orders.

In our recent publication, COVID-19: state guide to payroll and employment tax provisions, state and local payroll and employment tax developments are categorized by state and topic in the table of contents with hyperlinks for ease in navigation. This publication has been updated through October 21, 2020 and includes the complete tracker of the state and local income tax and nexus relief for teleworkers in connection with COVID-19.