Recently we continued our summer school series on Mobility Taxation. This time joining me for class 201 was Jennifer Stein, the highly respected Managing Director of the Global Tax Network.

Together discussed some essential tax concepts useful to global mobility managers including the following:

  1. An Introduction to Tax Equalization and Tax Protection -
  2. Managing International Assignment Tax Costs
  3. Taxation of Short-Term Assignees, Business Travelers, and Remote Workers
  4. Application of Tax Treaties

During our session, our moderator Pat Jurgens took some time to ask our audience about their insights in several polling questions.


Poll #1 Which tax support does your company primarily provide?

68% - Home-Based Tax Equalization
51% - Tax Gross-up on Allowances
18% - Tax Protection
15% - Only tax return preparation
12% - I don’t know


Poll #2 Does your company manage remote worker risk globally?

44% - Yes, we are on top of it
26% - We have started to do something
11% - No
9% - We are thinking about it but haven’t done anything
10% - I don’t know


Poll #3 Who looks after your business travelers internally?

33% - Human Resources or Mobility
9% - Travel or Payroll
1% - Immigration
2% - Corporate Tax
54% - All or a combination of the above


Poll #4 Using an income tax treaty avoids all taxes in the host jurisdiction.

3% - True
97% - False

We were thrilled to receive outstanding feedback from our participants during the session, and we are excited to address all the thought-provoking questions that were raised. The session is available to watch again here.


The Mobility Tax Summer School sessions conclude in August.


Mobility Tax Summer School


Mobility Tax 301 - August 8 - 10:00 AM Boston / 4:00 PM Brussels

  • Taxation of deferred compensation, including:
  • Bonuses
  • Equity
  • Pensions
  • Social security and the application of totalization agreements
  • Compensation structuring for international mobility