HR Management & Compliance

News Flash: New Bill Could Give Telecommuters Tax Credits

Legislation just introduced in the California Senate would create a pilot program offering tax credits linked to flexible work schedules. Employers in Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Orange, San Francisco, San Mateo, SantaClara and Sonoma counties would be eligible for a $500 income tax credit for every employee placed on an alternative work schedule. And full-time employees would also qualify for a tax credit by telecommuting at least three times per week or working analternative workweek schedule, commuting a minimum of 9 miles one way and avoiding travel during peak rush hours. We’ll keep you posted. For a rundown on other legislation currently pending in Sacramento and Washington.