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According to a research, Indiana is among the top states for working remotely



Indianapolis, Indiana – It is commonly known that the pandemic had a substantial impact on how professionals conducted their work, with many choosing to work remotely. But in terms of providing accommodations for remote workers, how does Indiana stack up against the rest of the nation?

The Hoosier state came in at number ten in the National Taxpayers Union Foundation’s second annual assessment about how well it treats remote workers. The index ascribes this to reciprocity agreements with several states, including Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, as well as Indiana’s simpler income tax laws.

The index also looked at possible strategies for raising each state’s ranking and score to make it even more accommodating to remote workers. It suggested that Indiana establish a reciprocity agreement with Illinois to raise the state’s ranking. It did point out that “twice as many Hoosiers commute to Illinois as Illinoisans commute to Indiana,” nevertheless.

Based on how their tax and regulatory policies impact professionals who work remotely, the index rated all 50 states. Even though many states had lower income tax rankings than Indiana, the state stood out as the only one with an income tax that also met the industry standard 30-day filing and withholding standards.

Ball State University economist Dr. Michael Hicks discussed the expanding trends of remote and hybrid workers in September, as well as the reasons why he and other economists think remote work is here to stay in Indiana and the United States.

According to Hicks, Indiana has seen a significant rise in the overall number of remote workers since the epidemic began, with well over a million Hoosiers now working from home at least one day a week, compared to just over 60,000 who were officially recorded in 2019.

Comparing the 2024 rating to the 27th place Indiana received the previous year, there has been a significant jump of 17 spots.

It appears that remote employment will continue to be a significant aspect of the job market in the future. Maybe other states will try to imitate Indiana’s strategy to draw in more remote workers while avoiding the tax headaches caused by numerous states.

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