HQ Co., Ltd. Remote HQ releases a new function that allows the company to pay for the Internet and electricity bills when working from home tax-free

HQ Co., Ltd.
Remote HQ releases a new function that allows the company to pay for Internet and electricity bills tax-free when working from home With the new function, it will be a service that completely replaces telecommuting allowances in a tax-free and results-directed manner
Remote HQ, a remote work support platform that creates the highest productivity provided by HQ Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Shoji Sakamoto), will be available in November 2022 for employees working from home. We are pleased to announce that we have released a new function that allows the company to pay for electricity bills tax-free, and have completely renewed the service to completely replace the telecommuting allowance.
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■ Issues with telecommuting allowances: Use is free and results cannot be seen, and both employees and companies are taxed as compensation Due to the impact of the new coronavirus infection, “hybrid work”, which combines remote work and office work, has rapidly spread as a new work style, and opportunities for each employee to work using the Internet line and electricity at home have increased. . In recent years, there has been a sharp rise in electricity bills due to the depreciation of the yen, etc., and there is a growing need from employees for company support for the increased burden of Internet communication costs and electricity bills when working from home (* 1).
In response to these needs, many companies have adopted a
“work-at-home allowance” that provides employees with a fixed amount of money as compensation. However, since telecommuting allowances in the form of cash payments can be used freely, there is a tendency that they are not used for their original purposes that lead to results (*2).
(*1) Robert Walters Japan / Based on the results of a new work style awareness survey in the post-corona era, “Support from the company.” (*2) See the figure below.
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In addition, since it is treated as salary compensation for employees, it is subject to taxation, which leads to a burden such as income tax for employees and a burden for social insurance premiums for companies.
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On the other hand, telecommuting-related expenses have extremely complex requirements for exemption from taxation, so it is practically difficult to manage the payment of employees’ internet bills and electricity bills fairly within the company.
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A new feature of Remote HQ that provides tax-free support for employees who need it when working from home
In order to solve these problems, Remote HQ has added a new function that satisfies complex tax exemption requirements and enables smooth expense reimbursement of Internet and electricity bills for each employee working from home.
As a result, Remote HQ has evolved into a solution service that replaces telecommuting allowances in a tax-free and result-directed manner. By switching the telecommuting allowance to remote HQ, we not only reduce both the tax burden on employees and the costs borne by the company, but also achieve the original purpose of the
telecommuting allowance, which is to maximize productivity.
Service site: https://remote-hq.com/
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■ 3 features of Remote HQ
1. Not treated as remuneration, tax exempt
Remote HQ allows the company to pay for telecommuting-related expenses in a way that complies with “extremely complex requirements that are exempt from taxation”, and both employees can enjoy tax benefits (*3). For office furniture and equipment, we utilize a rental scheme between HQ and the company, and for internet and electricity bills, by building a system that allows employees to simply enter information and settle expenses that meet tax exemption requirements, we can work from home. We can provide tax-free support that is in line with the original purpose of the allowance.
2. Fair system operation
The system can flexibly set and manage per-person monthly budgets and target employees according to the employee’s employment form and job type, so it is possible to operate a highly fair system in welfare programs that tend to lead to complaints and dissatisfaction within the company. is.
In addition, the usage of the budget per person is entrusted to the employees themselves, and they can choose the most suitable one according to their situation and occupation. If you are unsure about which option to choose, you can consult with a dedicated concierge for “Remote HQ” individually, and when an employee joins or leaves the company after the introduction, you can change the settings with a single click, so the service introduction department (general affairs department, personnel department, etc.) Minimize the corresponding load.
3. Reliable track record of improving productivity/Cost-effectiveness In addition to simply reimbursing expenses related to equipment rental and telecommuting, in addition to support from professional
concierges, through personalization functions based on surveys and photos of the work environment, the productivity improvement effect based on user questionnaires is about 20. You can aim for a high effect (*4) of %.
In addition, we offer more than 1,000 items specialized for remote work, from small foliage plants (fake green) to high-performance chairs with a list price of over 200,000 yen. We have a lineup. In addition to the basic equipment that is indispensable for employees who have not yet prepared their environment, we also have high-end equipment for employees who have already prepared their own
environment to realize a “one rank higher” remote work environment. It is a lineup that meets the needs of employees.
(*3) In the case of providing remote work allowances or subsidizing the purchase of equipment by employees, it is treated as compensation, leading to an increase in social insurance premiums for companies and an increase in taxes for employees due to income increases. On the other hand, when using the “Remote HQ” rental method, it is not treated as income, which leads to a reduction in the company’s cost burden and an increase in the employee’s disposable income.
(*4) According to a questionnaire survey of employees who have introduced Remote HQ, “If the productivity of work before using Remote HQ is 100, please tell us the value of productivity after introducing Remote HQ. “Do you feel that the working environment that has been updated through the use of Remote HQ has led to your physical and mental health (improved posture/stiff shoulders/lower back
pain/refreshment, etc.)?”
Information on new function briefing (online)
Regarding the new function that allows the company to pay the Internet and electricity bills tax-free when employees work from home, We will hold a new function briefing online.
Date: November 30, 2022 (Wednesday) 12:00 ~ 13:00
Speaker: Shoji Sakamoto, CEO of HQ Co., Ltd.
Scheduled content:
・Taxation of telecommuting allowance
・Remote HQ service provision scheme
・ Tax cost simulation by switching from telecommuting allowance ・New function demo
・Interview with customers who have already introduced the product Anyone can participate, so please feel free to apply using the application form below.
https://remote-hq.com/launch_event
【Company Profile】
Company name: HQ Co., Ltd.
Representative: Representative Director Shoji Sakamoto
Address: 2-8 7SE/2 Yotsuyahonshiocho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Established: March 2021
URL: https://hq-hq.co.jp
[Inquiries from customers]
Email: info@hq-hq.co.jp
Details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000014.000089608.html


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