UPDATE (November 5, 2013): The Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act now has companion bills pending in both chambers of Congress. S. 1645 was introduced on November 5, 2013 by lead sponsors Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator John Thune (R-SD), along with several other original cosponsors. The companion House bill, H.R. 1129, was previously introduced on March 13, 2013 by long-time supporters Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) and Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA).
The Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act was introduced March 13, 2013 as H.R. 1129. The legislation would set a thirty day de minimis standard for traveling employees and their employers; employees traveling to a nonresident state for fewer than thirty days would have no tax liability in the nonresident state, and the employer would have no withholding obligation. Our lead sponsors from the last Congress, Representative Howard Coble (R-NC) and Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA), have reintroduced language identical to that which passed the full U.S. House of Representatives in May 2012. Representative Coble and Representative Johnson are both members of the House Judiciary Committee, where H.R. 1129 has been referred. We likewise expect introduction of a similar bill very soon in the U.S. Senate. If you are interested in keeping abreast of this legislation or assisting COST’s advocacy efforts on it, please contact Maureen Riehl.
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