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States Refocus After SCOTUS Punts on Remote Worker Tax Case

June 29, 2021, 4:01 PM

Some states could be headed back to court and possibly Congress to sort out their differences regarding the tax treatment of remote workers after the Supreme Court declined to review a dispute that pitted New Hampshire against Massachusetts.

More than a dozen states were banking on Supreme Court intervention that could have granted greater clarity on the limits of state authorities to reach beyond their borders to directly tax out-of-state residents for the income they derive from teleworking. The high court, however, rejected an opportunity to exercise original jurisdiction June 28 and review New Hampshire’s petition to sue Massachusetts ...