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Remote and Work From Home Stipends

Written By Madeline Rigdon

Remote and work-from-home (WFH) stipends are financial assistance provided to employees to help cover the costs associated with working remotely. These stipends can be used to cover expenses such as internet service, office equipment and supplies, and home office expenses.
There are several benefits to offering remote and WFH stipends to employees. These stipends can help employees set up and maintain a comfortable and effective home office, which can improve their productivity and overall job satisfaction. In addition, remote and WFH stipends can help employees cover expenses that may not have been incurred if they were working in an office, such as internet service or office supplies. Remember that employees might be more productive if they can make a few upgrades to their at-home workspace.
To determine the appropriate amount for a remote or WFH stipend, consider the specific needs and expenses of your employees. Some factors to consider may include the location of the employee, the type of work they do, and the cost of living in their area. It is also a good idea to consider any tax implications of providing a stipend, as stipends may be considered taxable income by the IRS. If you are in the position where you need to negotiate or justify a WFH stipend, try to calculate what an in-office organization spends to supply a desk and materials for one employee.
By offering remote and WFH stipends, you can support your employees as they work remotely and help ensure that they have the resources they need to be productive and successful. Work from home stipends can be used as an extra perk to attract top talent to your organization. Today, WFH stipends are becoming a standard offering by leading employers.
Another great way to support your remote employees is by using automated connection tools like Shaka. If you would like to request a demo of Shaka, please fill out the demo request form on our website or email