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Government to Companies: Let Workers Stay Home While on the Job

January 11, 2009


Many governments are instituting tax incentives or regulations to encourage telecommuting. In Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, the government provides a $500 tax credit to companies initiating telework programs. Georgia offers up to $20,000 in tax credits to conduct feasibility studies and up to a $1,200 credit per teleworker. Virginia offers a tax credit of up to $35,000 per company. 

One study showed that commuting five days a week releases more than 51,000 pounds of CO2 into the environment and uses almost 400 gallons of gas per year.  

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