I changed jobs a few weeks ago. My new employer is a tiny company (less
than 10 regular employees, plus lots of contractors). The company is
headquartered in Las Vegas, but the employees are all over the place:
I'm in MA, my boss is in NY, a couple are outside the US (we're "in the
cloud" -- we hold meetings via Skype). They don't have an office here, I
work from home.
They withhold federal taxes, SS, and Medicare, but they don't withhold
Mass state taxes. Is this allowed? I looked at this FAQ:
and relevant question seems to be:
Is a non-Massachusetts employer required to withhold state income tax
from wages for a Massachusetts resident?
If I'm reading it correctly, they wouldn't have to withhold if I worked
outside MA, but since I work in MA I think they're supposed to withhold.
Nevada doesn't have an income tax, so at least I don't have to worry
about paying taxes to two states.
I'm also curious about what household expenses I can deduct now that I
work from home. I live alone in a small, 1-bedroom condominium
apartment, so all expenses are attributable to me. Assuming I work 8
hours/day, could I deduct 1/3 of my electric bill?
- posted 8 years ago