Mobile workforce legislation passes U.S. House

Written on Jun 29, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives on June 20 passed the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017, H.R. 1393, which is intended to simplify state income tax reporting and withholding rules for employees who sometimes work outside their home states.

The legislation calls for the creation of a uniform national standard that would eliminate the compliance maze many employers and employees currently confront. Employee earnings would not be subject to state income tax and withholding outside their home state unless the employee worked in a state for more than 30 days during the calendar year. OSCPA has long supported such a move.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, is a lead sponsor of identical legislation, S. 540, awaiting Senate consideration. Ohio’s other senator, Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, co-sponsored similar legislation in the last Congressional session.

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