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New England Congressional Democrats Want To Amend Federal Tax Code So Massachusetts Can’t Tax Remote Workers in Other States

August 10, 2020

A few New England Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed a bill to lower taxes for workers.

U.S. Representative James Himes of Connecticut was joined by U.S. Representatives Jahana Hayes of Connecticut and Chris Pappas of New Hampshire in supporting a bill that would change the way multi-state telecommuting workers are taxed, as Manchester Link reports.

The bill says that workers would only be required to pay income tax in the state where they physically worked to earn their income. It’s known as “The Multi-State Workers Tax Fairness Act.”

The reason Pappas is supporting it is so that Massachusetts cannot tax New Hampshire residents who normally work in Massachusetts but have been working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. New Hampshire does not have a state income tax.

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