In our blog on March 9th of this year we discussed the latest attempt (the last one was 2012) to simplify taxation for multistate employees. Those are employees who live in one state and work in other states. Many of these employees work in the state for only a few days or weeks out of the calendar tax year, yet employers must withhold taxes for these states and the employees must file, in most cases, income tax returns. To try to alleviate this burden on employers ( the tracking requirements for payroll departments can be massive) the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015 (H.R. 2315 ) was introduced. A major push by payroll professionals and the American Payroll Association was begun. I, myself, wrote letters to the Nevada congress members and Senators asking for the bill to be passed as well as asked my blog followers to do the same. Well the hard work so far is paying off. The House of Representatives passed the bill on September 21st and it is now in the hands of the Senate. It appears to be a bi-partisan bill with co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle. However, a similar bill was passed in 2012 but was not considered by the Senate before they adjourned the session so this may be the case this year. It is opposed by New York state and similarly situation states that will lose a lot of revenue from nonresidents if the bill is passed. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. However, writing to your Senators might help push this along. If every payroll professional who has had to deal with tracking, withholding and paying multistate employees would write a letter to their own Senators imagine how flooded the Senate mail office would be! So write, phone or email your Senators today!