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The EU has postponed until the end of 2022 the travel registration requirement for nationals of countries who are permitted to travel to Schengen countries without a visa.
The Democrats proposal for additional Coronavirus impact relief contains some provisions of interest to Worldwide ERC® members.
As the world slowly begins planning for reopening businesses, governments are examining their travel restrictions. Worldwide ERC® is tracking this closely.
Even though employee mobility is drastically reduced as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments continue to act—and Worldwide ERC® continues to monitor and advocate on key issues.
Worldwide ERC® thanks U.S. Treasury for clarifying the tax implications for workers impacted by COVID-19 related travel restrictions and asks for other governments to follow lead.
Worldwide ERC® is actively monitoring the impact on mobility of President Trump’s intent to temporarily suspend immigration to the U.S.
Worldwide ERC® sent letters to congressional leaders requesting upcoming economic stimulus packages include three provisions related to the Paycheck Protection Program to help Worldwide ERC® members address the impact of the coronavirus.
The U.S. Department of Defense has extended its restrictions on the travel of members of the U.S. military from 11 May until 30 June.
The Internal Revenue Service acted on 10 April 2020 to greatly expand its earlier filing and payment relief.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management issued a fact sheet to federal agencies on submitting waivers for payment limits on relocation benefit incentives for employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
USMCA will take effect on 1 June, now that Canada has vote to approve the agreement.
With the continued economic impacts COVID-19 is having on the U.S. economy, the government passed a series of relief packages aimed at helping the American economy, businesses, and individuals.
By declaring a national emergency on 13 March, President Trump triggered provisions of the Internal Revenue code that permit employers to make disaster relief payments tax-free.
The U.S. Congress passed a massive economic relief bill to help with the effects of restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19. It includes relief Worldwide ERC® requested in letters sent to congressional leaders.
The proposed coronavirus relief package defines the amounts to be given to taxpayers based on their adjusted gross income. This can be complicated for transferees who received moving expense payments.
The U.S. State Department is advising U.S. citizens against international travel and is only expediting the processing of passports for emergency trips, as Canada, Mexico and U.S. close their common borders to non-essential travel.
Worldwide ERC® has sent letters to congressional leaders requesting the inclusion in the latest economic stimulus package of four provisions to help Worldwide ERC® members address the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A new law was passed today mandating paid sick and family leave in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The U.S. government has postponed the tax payment deadline for both individuals and corporations. As of now, however, it has not changed the 15 April deadline for individual income tax filings.
In a 10 February 2020 release, HM Revenue and Customs said it is investigating nine companies and could open as many as 21 more investigations concerning noncompliance with U.K. requirements that companies work to prevent tax evasion facilitation.
President Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus (COVID-19) and expanded travel suspensions to the U.K. and Ireland. Europe, Canada, and other nations implemented stronger containment measures.
U.S. President Trump has announced a 30-day suspension of travel by foreign nationals residing or visiting Schengen Zone countries to the U.S. due to concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19).
On 11 March 2020, the WHO raised the status of the coronavirus to a pandemic, but didn’t change its advice as to what countries should do about COVID-19.
For high-tech companies, Ireland represents a potential source of skilled talent. New legislation is in the works aimed at helping employers recruit from that talent pool.
Italy is the most recent to restrict travel within and across its borders to control the spread of coronavirus. Worldwide ERC® is helping members stay up to date with a page dedicated to breaking news.
The United Kingdom will use a points-based immigration system following the end of the transition period of Brexit.
A bill has been introduced in California’s State Assembly to adopt and expand on the federal limit on home mortgage interest deductions imposed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
Under the Common Reporting Standard that has been in effect for several years, Japan’s National Tax Agency says it received information of 1.89 million offshore accounts owned by Japanese taxpayers during 2019.
The Israeli Government is implementing widespread policies to minimize the spread and impact of the coronavirus on the country.
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has updated the list of high-cost housing locations used for expatriate claiming a foreign housing cost exclusion on their U.S. income tax returns under section 911 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The House Financial Services Committee has sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office asking the agency to study whether not requiring appraisals to secure mortgages for certain real estate transactions poses a risk of inaccurate home valuations for homeowners.
Governments around the world seeking to protect their talent from coronavirus have issued guidance and in some cases restrictions on employees traveling to and from China. The approach taken by the U.S. is similar to that taken by most countries, while Singapore’s approach is most restrictive.
The list of countries whose nationals face U.S. entry restrictions effective 21 February now includes Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania.
The U.S. and other countries have placed restrictions on entry for foreign travelers who have recently been to China and major airlines have suspended flights to China in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Several jurisdictions have passed false claims acts that permit private citizens to report tax fraud and tax avoidance. The District of Columbia may be the next to pass such a law.
Worldwide ERC® continues to work on passage of legislation to limit states’ taxation of non-resident workers.
The official withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union takes place today, posing questions about the future of the transition.
As the 2020 tax filing season begins, U.S. government officials look at the 2019 filing season for lessons learned and offer advice.
This week, the United Kingdom finalized the passage of the Brexit bill, setting into motion its formal withdrawal from the European Union.
On 1 January 2020, the California Data Privacy Act took full effect. Enforcement of the Act will begin on 1 July.
California’s changes to their 593 reporting and income tax withholding requirements will affect the majority of relocation home sale transactions in that state.
The trade agreement between the U.S. and China eases the trade dispute and provides U.S. companies manufacturing and operating in China with a better idea of the future of the U.S.-China trade relationship.
Federally mandated regulations required states to pass legislation on the registration of appraisal management companies and minimum requirements for how they provide appraisal services.
The U.K.’s points-based immigration proposal could impact the recruitment and retention of EU talent to and from the country moving forward.
In light of the elimination of the moving expense deduction for transferees, here are some tax filing tips for transferees.
On New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2019, the U.S. IRS provided new optional standard mileage rates for use of an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes during 2020.
As a part of a giant year-end spending bill, Congress agreed to extend a number of tax provisions that had expired after 2017. The President has signed the bill.
The house passage of the USMCA trade agreement is lauded as a success by Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
The Worldwide ERC® Regulatory and Compliance Forum discussed data privacy and commonsense governance principles.
At the Worldwide ERC® Global Workforce Symposium, Real Estate Forum leaders updated attendees on real estate transactions in the U.S. and Canada, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and technology.
Lawmakers from states most affected by the $10,000 limit on deductions for state and local taxes imposed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) have introduced legislation to reduce or suspend the limit. However, it is unlikely that such legislation will be enacted.
U.K. voters award the Conservative Party an overwhelming majority in Parliament, making Brexit a near certainty.
At the Worldwide ERC® Global Workforce Symposium, Government Affairs Forum Leaders updated attendees on the implications for mobiltiy of Brexit, EU elections, and ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
Worldwide ERC® continues to monitor the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on talent mobility programs and policies.
Worldwide ERC®’s Government Affairs Forums meet routinely to keep Worldwide ERC® members up-to-date on issues affecting talent mobility. The most recent in-person meetings took place in Boston at the Worldwide ERC® Global Workforce Symposium.
The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa ruled that payments made by an amployer for consulting services such as tax preparation fees to expatriates are taxable fringe benefits.
Home sellers in the United Kingdom should take note of changes to capital gains tax rules coming into effect on 6 April 2020.
Gross-up calculations will be affected by newly released inflation adjustments that will affect taxpayers’ 2020 filings.
The uncertainty around Brexit continues with an EU-agreed upon delay and new elections on the horizon.
Uncertainty related to Brexit continues, despite progress on an agreement with EU leaders on the terms of the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.
Canada’s recent elections extend Justin Trudeau’s tenure, but wrest away the Liberal Party’s majority in in parliament.
A new law in California has the effect of requiring employers to consider workers previously classified as independent contractors as employees.
A new wealth tax in Venezuela has implications for companies and employees operating in Venezuela.
India’s reduction of corporate tax rates are intended to attract business.
Illinois eased income tax requirements for non-resident workers in-state for fewer than 30 days.
A new payroll tax passed by Massachusetts effective 1 October 2019 will fund paid family or medical leave in 2021.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has proposed to move Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac toward privatization, but with a federal loan guaranty.
Tax cuts follow improvement in Greece’s economy and progress toward meeting goals set following its debt crisis.
Australia’s Federal Court has upheld an earlier court determination that an Australian resident who paid U.S. capital gains tax on gains in the U.S. may only claim an Australian foreign tax credit for half the U.S. tax paid.
The United States and France announced at the end of the August G-7 meeting in France that they had reached a compromise on the digital services tax recently implemented by France and strenuously objected to by the U.S.
Earlier today, the United Kingdom (U.K.) House of Lords signed off on legislation which would essentially stop the U.K. from leaving the European Union (EU) on 31 October without a deal on Brexit.
The U.S. IRS has provided statistics on tax filings through 25 July 2019, showing dramatic changes from prior years due to the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
New rules regarding the employees posted to the E.U. take effect on 30 July 2020. These revisions create new compliance concerns for employers.
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