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Expatriate Tax Services

Send employees abroad with less baggage

Pack more confidence into every transfer

“Globally mobile employees.” It almost sounds glamorous. But every employee transfer comes with a pile of foreign tax laws and regulations attached. Let us help you leave some major headaches behind. We provide expert assistance in employee mobility strategy and execution that can save you time and money.

You can expect to breathe easier about expatriate tax compliance, program administration, payroll consulting for expatriate compensation, and tax and policy consulting. We enable flawless transfers that make your globally mobile employees happier, and streamline the processes for your next global adventure.

We can help you with…

  • Preparation/coordination of U.S. and foreign tax returns
  • Assistance with IRS “amnesty” programs
  • Consulting on compensation, payroll process, relocation and tax equalization policies and option plans
  • Compliance with foreign countries’ tax laws and regulations
  • Coordination with relocation companies
  • Equalization calculations
  • Planning for compensating expatriates in a tax-efficient manner
  • Program administration
  • Tax cost projections
  • U.S. totalization agreement (social security agreement)
  • Planning to reduce exit tax exposure

How involved? Your choice.

Our only goal is to make global mobility easier for you and your employees. We work with you at the level you choose. We can:

  • Work directly with you and your employees on worldwide tax compliance and planning
  • Work with relocation companies to ensure smooth coordination and predict estimated tax liabilities for budgeting
  • Handle all the relevant work, start to finish, including internal processes such as payroll and accounting issues related to the assignment, inter-company agreements, social security coverage certificates, policy development, and assignment contract design

Expatriate Tax Services Leadership

Leading the way for 25+ years

Carol-Ann Simon, the leader of our expatriate practice, has over 25 years of experience in transitioning expatriate tax engagements. Her clients have included hundreds of international businesses ranging in size from family-owned to large multinational companies.

Allies on the ground.

Our independent alliance with BDO USA, LLP gives us access to their national resources as well as the resources of BDO International, the world’s fifth largest accounting and consulting firm. For fast advice and assistance, we can tap into BDO International’s network of resources comprising 1000+ Member Firm offices in 120 countries.

Our 1:6 ratio means more 1:1.

Our ratio of executive team shareholders to staff is unusually low for a full-service regional firm: 1:6 or lower, depending on the service or industry practice group. It means you get the direct, involved attention of our top talent from day one. They proactively offer you strategy, feedback and ideas all along the way.


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