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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2019 @ 06:29 AM / by Brett Sipes

Has your company ever been surprised by a large tax bill for a mobile employee?

When a company sends an employee on a tax equalized assignment, the company agrees to cover the worldwide incremental tax obligations for that employee due to the assignment. Without proper planning and processes, the total costs for the company, or the timing of the tax payments, can result in some very unpleasant surprises.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 28, 2019 @ 07:00 AM / by Zach Rossignol

Housing in Brazil

As expatriates assigned to Brazil search for rental housing, they’ll soon ask an all too common question we get in the Data department at AIRINC: 

‘What is IPTU and how much does it cost?”



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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2019 @ 01:36 PM / by Jeremy Piccoli

Shanghai, China as seen during AIRINC's recent cost of living survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samuel Pearl Schwartz.

Top Marginal Tax Rate Remains at 45%

The Chinese government enacted amendments to the individual income tax law and implemented them in two phases – October 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The changes that went into effect October 1, 2018 amended tax rates and tax brackets, and increased the monthly basic deduction.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

Update, January 16, 2019: IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers

As part of the IRS contingency plan for a government shutdown, the treasury department is recalling 46,000 people, roughly half of the IRS workforce. These workers are expected to report for work without pay and without a clear plan from the U.S. government to compensate them with back-pay once the government does reopen.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM / by Amber Chan

 

Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée (TVA)

Value-added tax (VAT), known as “Taxe sur la valeur ajoutée (TVA)” in Algeria, is applied to most goods and services. Algeria’s Finance Act 2017 increased the standard rate from 17% to 19% in January 2018, and the reduced rate from 7% to 9%



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2018 @ 04:35 AM / by Pat Jurgens

2018 AIRINC Global Tax Infographic

AIRINC's tax experts have compiled an infographic of the countries that have the most progressive tax structures, the countries with the most regressive tax structures, and the countries with flat tax rate structures. All data was compiled with our international tax tools



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2018 @ 02:15 AM / by Pat Jurgens

Amendments to the individual income tax law

The Chinese government has enacted amendments to the individual income tax law, which will be implemented in two phases – October 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The changes that are effective October 1, 2018 include



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[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 04, 2018 @ 11:39 AM / by Jeremy Piccoli

A Significant Financial Investment

Tax laws, rates, and regulations vary greatly from country to country, and being on an international assignment creates even further complexity. To minimize the tax impact on the assignee, most globally-mobile companies have a Tax Equalization policy in place.



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