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December 2013 Archives

State taxes and road warriors, part 2: proposal in Congress

In the first part of this two-part post, we talked about how states differ considerably on how they respond to so-called “road warriors.” Road warriors, in this context, are people who live in one state but work in another.

Short sales and debt cancellation income in California: an update

This is a follow up to a story we took note of last month about the availability of a tax exemption for the nominal income taxpayers technically receive from mortgage debt relief following a short sale or foreclosure.

More on worker classification: possible FLSA issues

This is a follow-up to our November 20 post on the difficulty of distinguishing independent contractors from employees. The distinction is of course important not only for payroll tax purposes, but also for other employer expenses, including unemployment taxes and workers' compensation.