A Tax Break for Telecommuters

You may qualify, but actually reaping the benefits is a whole other story.

When Bill Ristow joined IBM as a technical sales engineer last spring, he wasn't assigned to an office or a cubicle. Instead, his employer issued him a laptop so that he could work from his home in Farmington, Minn., drafting sales presentations and setting up appointments to meet with clients at their offices.

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Mary Beth Franklin
Former Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance