SCACPA has joined more than 120 employers and organizations across the nation in signing a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to support state tax filing and withholding relief for remote workers during the pandemic by enacting Section 403 of S.4318, the American Workers, Families and Employers Assistance Act, and a related measure, S.3995, the Remote and Mobile Worker Relief Act.

The accounting profession has been consistent in its support of state tax filing relief for remote workers, working with the Council on State Taxation and others to advocate for its inclusion in federal legislation.

“This legislation is an integral step in simplifying and removing unnecessary obstacles to administering the broader tax system,” said AICPA Vice President of Taxation, Edward Karl, CPA, CGMA. “Employees and employers are asking Congress for their help, and we strongly urge them to enact this important legislation. AICPA has long advocated for this relief and supported Senators (John) Thune’s (R-SD) and (Sherrod) Brown’s (D-Ohio) efforts earlier this year for a consistent and uniform de minimis rule for non-residents’ state taxation and withholding.”

With an unprecedented number of workers working remotely, now more than ever it is necessary to adapt to our economic reality. SCACPA believes this legislation is critical to the fiscal health of South Carolina, our businesses and our taxpayers. We ask Congress to provide the relief our country needs.

Here is a link to the final letter signed by 121 organizations – including SCACPA among 45 state CPA societies – urging Congressional leaders to support mobile workforce provisions.