AICPA Welcomes Senate Introduction of Mobile Workforce Legislation 

    Published November 06, 2013

    Contact: Jay Hyde, 202-434-9266, jhyde@aicpa.org

    Washington, D.C., Nov. 6, 2013
    – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) issued the following statement by President and CEO Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA, in response to the introduction of the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act (S. 1645) in the U.S. Senate:

    “This bipartisan measure will simplify and standardize state income tax collection for the many Americans whose work temporarily takes them across state lines.

    By establishing a 30-day threshold for tax liability, the measure – like its companion legislation in the House of Representatives – strikes a balance between interests of the states in taxing work done within their borders and the needs of businesses to be able to operate efficiently. It will ensure that the primary place(s) of business for an employee are where that employee pays state income taxes.

    The AICPA commends Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and John Thune (R-S.D.) for their leadership on the issue. We are encouraged by the bipartisan show of support for this common-sense response to the taxation confusion experienced by mobile workers and their employers.” 




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