New Jersey Challenges New York Tax on Residents Working Remotely

New Jersey is joining a legal battle to stop neighboring states from taxing residents who are working from home.

The shift to remote work amid COVID-19 led New Hampshire to file a lawsuit in October, seeking to bar Massachusetts from taxing people who stopped commuting to the state for work because of the outbreak. More than a dozen other states have since filed amicus curiae, or friend-of-the-court, briefs urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up New Hampshire’s challenge. New Jersey, along with Connecticut, Hawaii and Iowa, filed their own on Dec. 22.