Sunday, February 10, 2013
This Loudoun parent sees more opportunities to help her community in bill before General Assembly.
Sunday, February 10
Dear Editor, I was thrilled to read in the Ashburn Patch that the Telework Tax Credit Bill, led by Delegates David Ramadan (Chief Patron) and Barbara Comstock (Co-Patron) was passed by the Virginia House of Delegates Monday with bi-partisan support. The bill will provide a $250 tax credit to employees who telecommute at least 25 hours a week, 45 weeks a year. This tax credit would certainly be an added bonus to the existing benefits I receive in working from home, which cast an incredibly wide net. These benefits include more time with family, greater output for my employer and the ability to volunteer in my community, just to name a few. In 2007, I was provided the opportunity to telecommute full time and I’ve worked remotely ever since. …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Virginia telework tax credit would provide $250 to employees who work remotely for at least 20 hours a week.
A bill by Dels. Barbara Comstock (R-34) and David Ramadan (R-87) to provide a tax credit for some teleworkers could soon become a reality after it passed the Virginia House this week and moves on to the Senate. HB 1336 would give residents who telework a minimum of 20 hours per week 45 weeks per year a $250 income tax credit. The bill passed the house Monday on a 59-38 vote. All of Loudoun's delegates voted in favor of the bill. “I’m happy and thankful for the support our Telework Tax Credit Bill received today,” Delegate Ramadan said in a press release. “Telework not only helps in alleviating our congested roads but also gives our constituents more time with their families instead of being stuck in traffic. We are looking forward to the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Self-discipline, a well-equipped dedicated workplace and good communication are some of the must-haves when you work from home
Last week I asked "Is it Time to Telework?" The answer for many busy Northern Virginian's, the answer is an emphatic 'Yes!' Whether you are a pioneer in your office and others are counting on your success or you want to ensure that you remain a valued part of your team, the proper preparation, commitment to daily productivity and continued communication with the home office are essential to your success. Prepare your space Make sure you have a safe workspace that provides privacy and is free from distractions. A laptop in the living room may lead to the temptations of television or a nap on a comfy sofa. When we set up our living rooms we are thinking relaxation not productivity. You want a well lit space with room for your materials. You …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The one constant about life in Northern Virginia is traffic. Should you work from home?
Living in Northern Virginia means dealing with traffic. The concept of "rush hour" is lost when commuters jam the roads from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. and a single accident, broken-down car or construction zone can bring everything to a standstill at times. So, maybe it's time to make the business case to your boss to allow you to telework? The many benefits of telework for the employee Teleworking is also good for employers Not all of us can telework Some workers need to be there either because of the nature of the job (nurses, retail, trades, etc.) or the nature of the facilities. You also may not have the required tools to do the job. Your home may not have a fast and reliable internet connection. There may not be a place in your home that …