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Delegate Comstock’s Telework Tax Credit Bill Passes In House Of Delegates
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

For Immediate Release:

February 9, 2011


Contact:  Elise Marsh



Delegate Comstock’s Telework Tax Credit Bill

Passes In House Of Delegates


Richmond, VA – The House of Delegates passed House Bill 2197, which will create a Telework Tax Credit, by a bipartisan vote of 89-10 on Tuesday, February 8.  The Senate passed a similar bill unanimously this week.   


The bill provides a tax credit to employers for expenses incurred in allowing employees to telework, pursuant to a signed telework agreement for taxable years, beginning on or after January 1, 2012, through 2013.  An employer would be eligible for a credit of up to $1,200 per teleworking employee, with a maximum of $50k per employer.  The bill was a recommendation of the Governor’s Reform Commission and supported by the Northern Virginia Technology Council who has long been a leader in promoting telework policies. 


Delegate Comstock issued the following statement on the passage of the measure in the House:


“Teleworking is a 21st century workplace option that can reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, as well as cut gasoline consumption and dependency on foreign oil.  It also helps provide a more family friendly workplace that gives Moms and Dads more time at home and less time sitting in traffic. Telework gives employees the flexibility they need to meet daily demands and can be a great recruitment tool for businesses. Employers get the benefit of increased productivity, improved morale, fewer sick leave days used, better worker retention, and reduced costs for office space. 


“With the winter storms we have just experienced, we are also reminded that Telework allows employees the flexibility to stay off the roads in bad weather, work from home, and meet their child care needs when schools are closed.  I first started working on this issue and telecommuting almost 20 years ago when I first worked for our Congressman Frank Wolf.  This bill is a win-win solution for employers and employees and I look forward to working on this initiative.” 


About Delegate Barbara Comstock
Barbara Comstock was elected in November 2009, to represent the 34th District (Great Falls, parts of McLean, Vienna and Herndon) in the Virginia House of Delegates. She serves on the Transportation Committee, the Science and Technology Committee and the General Laws Committee, where she serves as Chairman of the Housing Subcommittee. Barbara was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Governor's Economic Development and Job Creation Commission and, also, was appointed by the Speaker to serve on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. Barbara also serves on The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.

Barbara Comstock is a 28 year resident of McLean, Virginia. She and her husband, Chip, an assistant principal at Oakton High School, have raised their three children in McLean. Barbara served as a senior aide to Virginia Congressman Frank R. Wolf, Chief Counsel to the House Government Reform and Oversight committee, and the Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Justice Department.  Barbara is on the Board of Friends of Clemyjontri Park in McLean and Childhelp and is a member of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce and the Northern Virginia Technology Council.  Barbara is a small businesswoman and attorney.  
For more information, please visit
http://www.delegatecomstock.com or call 703-209-3787.  You can also follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BarbaraComstock or at Facebook on http://www.facebook.com/ComstockforDelegate.



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