Teleworking and Business Travel

While state and local governments have ended or relaxed mandatory work-from-home orders and are trying to bring back the in-person workforce, some employees remain hesitant to return to in-office work for numerous reasons. This trend may result in unanticipated tax obligations for employers and employees because many of the pandemic-related hold-harmless protections from withholding and

Between August 11 and 13, members of the Eversheds Sutherland SALT team will help cover the key state and local tax issues technology companies are facing during COST’s virtual 2021 State and Local Tax Webinar for the Tech Industry.

Eversheds Sutherland SALT attorneys are presenting on several topics, including:

  • Transfer Pricing in the Technology

Louisiana codified an individual income tax exemption for “digital nomads.” SB 31 (Effective Jan. 1, 2022). “Digital nomads” are defined as individuals who establish residency in Louisiana after December 31, 2021, have health coverage, and work remotely, full-time for a nonresident business. The exemption applies to 50% of the digital nomad’s gross wages, not to

On June 24, 2021, the United States Supreme Court held a conference to review New Hampshire’s motion for leave that challenged Massachusetts’ taxation of wages earned by nonresident remote workers during the Covid-19 period. This morning, the Supreme Court denied New Hampshire’s motion. Because the Supreme Court declined to address the issues raised by New

The U.S. Solicitor General has filed its amicus brief in New Hampshire v. Massachusetts (here). The Solicitor General argues that the United States Supreme Court should not exercise its original jurisdiction and it should deny New Hampshire’s facial constitutional challenge of Massachusetts’ taxation of New Hampshire residents.

For background, on October 19, 2020

State taxation of a nonresident employee’s equity award, such as nonqualified stock options (NQSOs) or restricted stock units (RSUs), has long been a thorn in the side of many tax practitioners, payroll departments, and – of course – employees. In Appeal of Prince, California’s Office of Tax Appeals (OTA) recently addressed the state’s taxation

In a prior SALT@Work column for the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Charlie Kearns and Alexandra Louderback discussed the localization of work rules that determine where an employer will be subject to state unemployment insurance (UI) registration, reporting and taxes when an employee works in multiple states.

Shortly after that

As employers look forward to reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic and, perhaps more importantly, adjusting to the “new normal” of indefinite telework, they should evaluate the multistate tax obligations that arise out of remote employees. Some states (and a few localities) have passed laws, promulgated regulations, or issued guidance on the impact that COVID-19 has