If your tax home address is less than 50 miles from the facility, it would be considered a local travel assignment. Under this designation, you will be taxed on all portions of your pay rather than receiving a non-taxable portion (as listed in the pay rate breakdown on the job page) and your take-home will depend on the withholding elected on your W-4.
Additionally, each facility will vary on whether they accept local travelers. Under the job posting description, you will find information if the facility accepts local travelers, and also if the radius for local travelers for the facility has increased or if local travelers are not allowed at all.
Example language to look for in the job description:
- “Your tax home address must be 75 miles from this facility to be considered”
- “Your tax home address must be 100 miles from this facility to be considered”
- “Must live further than 50 miles from the facility to be considered”
- “Facility does not accept Local Travelers”
We recommend that you review the job description carefully, and only apply if local travelers are accepted.
For more information on local travel in the nursing community, please click here.