Teleworking

TraffixIn 2011, the Virginia General Assembly approved new tax credit legislation aimed at encouraging private sector telework in Virginia. The 2011 legislation authorized a tax credit for years 2012 and 2013. In 2012, new legislation extended the tax credit through 2016. For more information go to www.teleworkva.org.

Work from home

Technology offers a way to go to work – through your computer and phone lines. Today, more than 11 million Americans are telecommuters. They work outside the office one or more days a week.

Benefits to Employees

  • Increased employee productivity
  • Savings in real estate costs due to reduced need for office and parking space
  • Decreased absenteeism

Teleworking

Benefits to Employers

  • No commute time
  • Less stress
  • Save money on parking and wardrobe
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Improved quality of life

Benefits to the Community

  • Reduces traffic congestion
  • Improves air quality