Many governments are instituting tax incentives or regulations to encourage telecommuting. In Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties, the government provides a $500 tax credit to companies initiating telework programs. Georgia offers up to $20,000 in tax credits to conduct feasibility studies and up to a $1,200 credit per teleworker. Virginia offers a tax credit of up to $35,000 per company.
One study showed that commuting five days a week releases more than 51,000 pounds of CO2 into the environment and uses almost 400 gallons of gas per year.
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