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Discussion on: Pay cut to work remotely - Fair deal?‍

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I’d also caution that in many instances you can’t actually take credits on your taxes for work at home expenses such as internet, utilities, etc. so that’s not a blanket benefit to the worker.

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kristin ides

Agreed, this is a common misconception - I am not a tax lawyer so take this with a grain of salt, but I have been a remote contract worker as well as a remote full-time employee (FTE) and I believe it is only if you are a contract worker that you can file self-employment taxes. If you WFH but you are a regular FTE with full benefits and your company pays taxes to employ you, you can't deduct ANYTHING on your taxes related to your job. At least that's what TurboTax told me.