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Europe’s Cross-Border Commuters Risk a Home-Office Tax Trap (1)

Sept. 3, 2020, 8:13 AM

There’s a tax trap looming for Europe’s cross-border commuters and the companies that depend on them, if working from home becomes permanent following the pandemic.

After coronavirus lockdowns rolled across Europe, tele-commuting has become a way of life, and many want it to continue. But more than 1 million people who live in one country and work in another, and their employers, face a potentially expensive headache.

The outcome threatens to sap an employee’s wages by thousands of euros a year and increase a company’s personnel costs by tens of thousands because of a dizzying array of rules on taxes ...

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