New York Officials Probe Remote Workers’ Income Tax Returns

May 6, 2021, 7:21 PM

New York tax authorities have started auditing 2020 income tax returns filed by nonresidents with jobs that are tied to the state but have been done from elsewhere during the pandemic.

Workers fled to their homes after New York offices shut down for the coronavirus outbreak. The state Department of Taxation and Finance directed nonresidents whose primary office is in New York to count telecommuting days as time working in the state. Legal challenges could follow as taxpayers wait to see whether the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on the issue as requested by New Hampshire, which is challenging ...

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