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Remote Worker vs. Working From Home: How Does It Affect Your Taxes?

We know that there are constant changes happening in employees’ work environments, especially due to COVID. Many businesses have been forced to switch to an entirely remote workforce. While working from home you may be asking yourself, how can you and your business file taxes correctly for home-based work, and are there any benefits you should be aware of when filing your taxes for remote work? At Hylen, we can help you through this process.

It’s important to know how the term remote worker is defined in order to correctly classify your own and your business’s taxes. The government definition for a remote worker is a worker who is employed by a business in which the employee works most or all of the time from a different geographical area. If an employee is temporarily working from home due to the pandemic they aren’t classified as a remote worker due to the fact that their worksite is still based on their employer’s geographical location. When filing taxes it is important to note that if you and your employees are planning to return to your official worksite at some point, they shall not be considered remote workers.

Different terms that refer to remote workers are

  • E-commuter
  • Mobile Worker
  • Home-Based
  • Cybercommuter
  • Telecommuter

Hylen offers individual taxes, corporate taxes, and plenty of other services to help you file your taxes correctly and in the most advantageous way for your business or remote arrangement. We know how difficult it can be trying to navigate these new environments on your own. Talk to one of our consultants about filing your taxes from home so that you don’t miss out on new tax deductions for businesses working from home!

Our team of professionals can help provide you with some guidance and lead you towards the best solutions for your business.

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