The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has applauded the work by Senator Thune and Brown Senate for the passing of the Bipartisan Mobile Workforce Amendment.
The institution has been advocating for legislation to provide taxpayers relief from inconsistent state and local income tax and withholding rules impacting employees and employers throughout the pandemic.
Additionally AICPA has been calling for the creation of a “uniform national standard” to simplify and enhance compliance with various state and local tax laws, thereby reducing these burdens.
During votes last week on amendments to S. Con Res 5, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget resolution in the U.S. Senate, an amendment, introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD) and supported by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), reflected bipartisan legislation that would provide state tax filing relief to American employees and businesses during the pandemic.
Mobile workforce legislation was previously passed in the U.S. House of Representatives; however, this is the first time the U.S Senate has taken a “unanimous, positive” vote on the topic of mobile workforce taxation. The AICPA commented that it looks forward to the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the 117th Congress.
Edward Karl, VP of Taxation, AICPA, said: “The AICPA recognizes the importance of mobile workforce legislation and we applaud the work by Senators Thune and Brown to advance this bipartisan amendment to the FY2021 Budget Resolution.
“Legislation on mobile workforce will help simplify processes for employers, employees, and state and federal governments, and the AICPA strongly supports this effort.”