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Worldwide ERC®’s Top Articles of October: China, Internal Revenue Code & More

Throughout the month of October, Worldwide ERC®’s articles highlighted a broad range of mobility topics – from best practices discussed at this year’s Global Workforce Symposium to far-reaching geopolitical regulations. Check out the five most-read articles from October and discover valuable insights to drive your organization’s mobility programs and policies forward.

1. China Individual Income Tax Changes Will Impact Expats

Changes to China’s Individual Income Tax (IIT) proposed in June are expected to take effect in October of 2018, with full implementation on 1 January 2019. The changes will change tax computations for both residents and non-resident workers earning income in China.

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2. U.S. Social Security Administration Announces 2019 COLA, New FICA Wage Base

On 11 October 2018, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the Social Security cost of living adjustment for 2019 will be 2.8%.

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3. Two More U.S. States Conform to Revised Internal Revenue Code

Maine and South Carolina have conformed their state tax law to the Internal Revenue Code (Code) as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. Neither acted to exclude the elimination of the deduction/exclusion for moving expenses from the legislation, so moving expenses will not be deductible or excludable in those states beginning in 2018 and continuing through 2025.

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4. 10 Questions to Ask Your Employer Before Your Relocation

Relocating for your career can be a huge step. Here are 10 questions you need to ask your employer—and yourself—before relocating.

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5. Intra-EU Mobility: A Work in Progress

Intra-European Union (EU) mobility, or the right of free movement, is one of the four fundamental freedoms upon which the European Common Market was based. The European Union is undoubtedly the most distinctive regional union in the world—with the principle of freedom of movement being key to its integration.

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