i recently moved down to FL and work from home for my company which is an MA based company. Is there anyway to structure my payroll to avail of the FL 0% state tax?
Unfortunately, no. Massachusetts is one of a handful of states that specifically taxes income earned by telecommuters as Massachusetts sourced income.
The only exception to this is a temporary exemption in some cases for 2020 income where the employee is working from another state due solely to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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i thought the workout would be to have the company register as a foreign corporation in florida and file a Corp tax return there yearly for an instate employee - me.
@SusanY1 -- But see Example (5)(a)(1.2) in this reference: https://www.mass.gov/regulations/830-CMR-625a1-non-resident-income-tax#-3-income-subject-to-massachu...
Interesting - in reading that point it only talks about apportioned earning for days in MA but it 100% of my actively is completely remotely in FL in theory there would be $0 / 0% apportioned to MA.
According to the reference I cited, MA does not tax non-resident remote workers who never physically work in MA. I don't know if @SusanY1 has information that supersedes that reference.