Work & Family Policy Database
Telecommuting Tax Incentive
State: New York
Bill: S.B. 2065
Sponsor: Kruger (D)
Date Introduced: 01/18/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
Referred to Senate Committee on Finance: 01/18/2011
Establishes a tax credit for a percentage of expenses incurred by employers pursuant to a telework agreement, to enable participating employees to begin to telework, up to a limit of $1,500 for each participating employee who agrees to work from home at least 12 days per month and would otherwise perform the work at a New York City worksite. Employers are allowed an additional credit of $500 per year for each participating employee who teleworks at least 12 days per month. Applies in the years 2012 and 2013.
Further, an employer who conducts a telework assessment is eligible to receive a tax credit for 100 percent of the cost of the assessment, up to $5,000.
Authorizes local legislative bodies in cities with one million or more residents to enact similar tax credits.
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