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The Mobile Workforce Simplification Act Could Mean Simplified Taxes for Traveling Workers

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Featuring: Daniel Thrailkill

No one understands the difficulties and complexities of tax filings for mobile workers better than CPAs. H.R. 1393, otherwise known as the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act, could be the solution, as it seeks to enact more forgiving tax laws for interstate workers.

But what does H.R. 1393 do, and how big of an impact could it have?

A recent survey of 811 employees found 502 of them, or 62 percent, have traveled for work in the last 12 months. Of those 502 mobile workers, half visited three or more states.

“You see it more and more, given the nature of technology,” says Dan Thrailkill, CPA and director at Ellin & Tucker. “For example, an employee might travel to Florida for the warm weather, but if they continue to work while they’re there, they’re going to be generating revenue, on the business’s behalf, in the state of Florida.”

In this recent article for CPA Practice Advisor, Dan Thrailkill, a director in the firm’s Tax department, contributed his insight into the tax implications of the evolving mobile workforce landscape.

You can read the rest of this article here: The Mobile Workforce Simplification Act Could Mean Simplified Taxes for Traveling Workers

Dant Tall colorAs a Director in the Tax Department of Ellin & Tucker with more than a decade of tax and financial planning expertise, Dan is one of the firm’s foremost advisors regarding tax-efficient investment strategies and financial tools designed to meet the needs of privately held business in a multitude of industries, as well as high net-worth individuals and their families. He can be reached at dthrailkill@ellinandtucker.com.

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