Global COVID-19 Tax Responses and Changes in Expatriate Tax

    Aug 14, 2020 @ 08:32 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

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    Below is a selection of government tax responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. These highlights are part of AIRINC's recent Data Points publication and are only a few of the many global changes that we are tracking on a daily basis.

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    What is the future of Business Traveller Policy in Global Mobility?

    Aug 12, 2020 @ 10:55 AM / by Mike Wincott

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    Despite the current restrictions on travel, the shift of responsibility for business travellers into the domain of Global Mobility is continuing unabated.

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    How are Chinese rental markets responding to the COVID-19 recovery?

    Aug 11, 2020 @ 08:00 AM / by Kathy Lam

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    The impact of COVID-19 on the Beijing and Guangzhou rental markets is somewhat similar. When new international assignees were restricted from entering the cities, the demand for expatriate-quality housing dropped and rents became more negotiable, like many other large business hubs across Asia.

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    Global Mobility and Data API Integrations: Making everything a whole lot simpler

    Aug 10, 2020 @ 11:10 AM / by Laura Bayne

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    I’ve been thinking a lot about connectivity lately as the world adapts to online meetings, doctor appointments, family gatherings, and every other life event.

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    How does the Beirut explosion compare to Tianjin?

    Aug 07, 2020 @ 12:41 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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    The scenarios are eerily similar: Onlookers filming an initial explosion and fire, before a more severe explosion and shockwave sends them running and knocks them off their feet. Ammonium nitrate. Dangerous storage at an industrial port.

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    From Bad to Worse in Lebanon

    Aug 07, 2020 @ 12:24 PM / by Morgan Grenier

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    Warning: Links in this story contain graphic images and video. On August 4th around 6pm local time, Lebanon’s capital city of Beirut was rocked by a series of explosions in the port area of the city. The shaking from the second and largest explosion was equivalent to a 3.3-magnitude earthquake, and there are reports that it was heard and felt as far away as Cyprus, 240km away.

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    Insights from AIRINC’s 2020 Commuter Benchmark Survey

    Aug 05, 2020 @ 08:37 AM / by Brooke Caligan

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    Did you know 57% of companies pay a per diem to cover meals & incidentals for commuters? AIRINC recently published its 2020 Commuter Assignments Benchmark Survey, which found these other interesting facts:

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    Reevaluating Total Rewards Strategies for the Growing Remote Workforce

    Aug 04, 2020 @ 05:41 PM / by Steve Brink

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    Prior to the current pandemic, a 2018 study by GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com highlighted that just 3.6% of the United States labor force worked remotely 50% or more of the time. 

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    Moving Forward: Ethiopia at a glance, an assignee’s point of view

    Aug 03, 2020 @ 02:30 AM / by Emily Stewart

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    Martin is a dislocated assignee, working for the German government on sustainable agriculture projects onsite in Addis Ababa. In late March, fearing civil unrest and a medical system unable to cope with COVID-19, he returned to his home in Kent two days before the U.K. lock-down went into effect. Now, three months later, he is preparing for his return to Ethiopia.

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    What is the future of 'Remote Work'?

    Jul 31, 2020 @ 08:15 AM / by Michelle Curran

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    For many, remote work has proven to be sustainable and successful. This has resulted in companies looking to position a distributed workforce as part of their employee value proposition. These organizations offer a combination of:

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