I am a non-resident who worked for a Walker employer in 2021. Does the COVID-related stay at home order have an impact on my 2021 Walker tax return?

You may be able to allocate wages for work performed remotely outside of Walker for your Walker employer during the stay-at-home order. The W-COV form will help you calculate what dates may be excluded from Walker tax. You may allocate wages for days on which you worked remotely outside of Walker for hours approximating your regular shift. You may not allocate wages for vacation days, holidays, days for which you collected unemployment, and days on which you were not in Walker but only answered occasional work-related emails and phone calls. Unemployment compensation is not taxable to Walker. Examples of wage allocation for the W-COV can be found here.

You must attach the following three items to your 2021 W-1040NR (Walker non-resident return) if you are allocating wages for COVID-related work from home:

  1.   A signed copy of form W-COV/CF-COV. (CF-COV is generated by tax preparation software)
  2.   A letter from your employer that is on company letterhead, confirms the dates you worked remotely outside of Walker and is signed by your supervisor or Human Resources Department. A sample employer letter can be found here.
  3.   A work log showing days worked in Walker, days worked by remote, holidays, vacation and sick days. An editable work log can be found here. Work logs that do not show holidays, sick and vacation days will not be accepted.

If you expect to work from home during 2022 also, you can use the work log here to keep track of days worked in Walker and days worked by remote.


 

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1. Am I a Walker resident subject to the tax?
2. Who needs to file a Walker Resident income tax return?
3. Who needs to file a Walker Non-Resident income tax return?
4. My employer is not located in Walker and will not withhold Walker income tax. What do I need to do to avoid penalty and interest?
5. I only lived in Walker for part of the year--how do I file?
6. I am having trouble preparing my Walker return. How do I get help?
7. My mailing address is Grand Rapids. How do I know if I live in Walker?
8. I can’t pay my Walker income tax on time. What interest rate do you charge?
9. I received a distribution from a pension plan and/or an IRA that was reported to me on Form 1099-R. How do I know if it is taxable?
10. How do I obtain a Walker withholding booklet?
11. What are the withholding rates?
12. I made a deductible IRA contribution for federal purposes. How do I calculate my Walker IRA deduction?
13. What mailing address should I send my completed Walker income tax return to?
14. I am a non-resident who worked for a Walker employer in 2021. Does the COVID-related stay at home order have an impact on my 2021 Walker tax return?