WFH? Live anywhere? Not so fast.

For some, permanent work-from-home (WFH) status provides additional freedom, including where we choose to live. While I was consulting and was a full-time remote worker, for instance, we took this opportunity to move out of the city and into the country, where we enjoy lower real estate costs, fresh air, freedom from traffic and pollution, and small-town life.

There are, however, limits to the matter of where you may choose to live. In many cases, your choice of residency may impact not only your own tax status, but you may also be subjecting your employer to additional legal and financial obligations. The rule of thumb is this: if you stay more than 30 days in a location and work from there, you and your employer may become subject to employment law stipulations as well as taxation.

If you are contemplating relocating to another state or country, check with your employer and your tax advisor first, so that you will have no surprises later.

For more reading:

Living in one state and working remotely from another? You could owe income taxes in both | CNN Business

Can I “Work From Home” In Another Country? | Lawyer Monthly

How working from home due to COVID could be a double tax hit for some | ABC News

So Your Employee Wants To Work Remotely Out Of State | JDSupra

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