- Apr 5, 2006
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Deutsche Bank researchers call for a 5% 'privilege' tax on people choosing to work from home, with the money given to low-income staff
Deutsche Bank said that people would not be worse off if they paid the tax, because they save money on travel and lunches by working from home.
- Working from home should be taxed to help support people on low incomes who cannot do their jobs remotely, Deutsche Bank said Tuesday.
- People choosing to work from home despite their company providing a permanent desk should pay the tax, at 5% of their salary. If companies do not offer permanent desks, they should pay instead, the report argued.
- Deutsche said the tax could raise $49 billion per year in the US, 20 billion euros ($23.6 billion) in Germany, and £7 billion ($9.3 billion) in the UK.
- The bank said an average worker would not be worse off if they paid the tax, because they are saving money on travel, food, and clothes by working remotely.