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Teleworking & Your Taxes: Ohio Employees Should Not Change Municipal Tax Withholding

On March 27, 2020, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 197 into law. House Bill 197 was an emergency piece of legislation that addresses how employers should be withholding local income taxes for employees while many are teleworking during the pandemic. Section 29 of the bill provides that any work performed by an employee at home because of the pandemic is to be treated as if the employee performed the work at the employee’s principal place of work until 30 days after the Governor lifts Executive Order 2020-01D. Executive Order 2020-01D is still in effect. This means employees should not change their municipal income tax withholding because the employee is working from home due to the pandemic. Employees with questions regarding their personal situation and obligations are advised to reach out to their tax advisor.

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