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I was offered a position from a company in NYC. When they learned I would be working from Virginia they rescinded, citing a heavy tax burden. Can someone explain further?

To be clear, the company is still trying to figure things out, but mentioned that switching the role from full-time to contract may be the only option. What is it about Virginia's (or New York's) tax laws that would make it so financially burdensome for a NYC-based company to hire a remote FTE in Virginia?

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Level 9

I was offered a position from a company in NYC. When they learned I would be working from Virginia they rescinded, citing a heavy tax burden. Can someone explain further?

maybe the idea was that you would move to the NY area and work in the office ??
Level 1

I was offered a position from a company in NYC. When they learned I would be working from Virginia they rescinded, citing a heavy tax burden. Can someone explain further?

No, it was always going to be remote. They thought I was in Washington, DC, where apparently the tax laws work more favorably.
Level 10

I was offered a position from a company in NYC. When they learned I would be working from Virginia they rescinded, citing a heavy tax burden. Can someone explain further?

you'll have to ask them. but it may have to do with being required to file a Virginia business income tax return as a FTE based there.    But I would think they would have to file a DC business income tax return if you were based there.  perhaps, as you  stated, DC tax laws may be more favorable then Virginia's   it could simply be a matter of tax rates,