When your employees work globally, you encounter a variety of rules and regulations, not just in relation to immigration and work permits, but also tax and social security matters. Furthermore, specific terms and conditions often apply to the international assignment of employees. Strategic issues are also relevant, such as how global mobility can contribute to an employer’s talent management policy. Our specialists in global mobility services are here to assist you with any practical and strategic issues you may have regarding your international assignees and business travellers. Our team is dedicated to putting you in control of your global workforce.
Many countries have compliance obligations that apply to international assignees and business travellers. Our global mobility services cover the entire compliance cycle in more than 150 countries worldwide, including pre-departure counselling meetings with employees, support on the preparation of income tax returns and tax reconciliations, correspondence with the tax authorities and applying for the 30%-ruling.
Global mobility tax services
Our global mobility tax experts can advise you and your international employees on the various tax implications of working and/or living abroad. We advise on tax strategies to minimise assignment costs while limiting the risk of noncompliance.
Another important objective is to remove any concerns your employees may have regarding their international tax obligations so that they can focus on their work instead.
International social security
Advising on the social security consequences of international assignments is an important element in our range of global mobility services. Social security contributions can have major consequences for the total cost of an assignment. The question of which social security system applies to your employees is also of considerable personal importance to them. Our global mobility specialists are knowledgeable of the relevant domestic legislation, the European regulation on the coordination of social security systems and any bilateral social security treaties, and they are more than happy to advise you.
Global immigration services
The first thing that usually happens with an international assignment is that your employee is faced with having to apply for a residence and/or work permit. It is important that this first step in the assignment life cycle is handled efficiently. Immigration legislation is complex and can change rapidly. Moreover, government immigration authorities are increasingly carrying out checks, and failure to comply with the law often leads to severe penalties.
Despite this complexity, KPMG Meijburg & Co’s global mobility immigration specialists will ensure that the first step in the assignment of your employees goes as smoothly as possible. Our global mobility experts will support you and your employees in determining the appropriate visa categories and obtaining the correct visas, work permits and residence permits. We will also advise you on immigration issues and processes.
Mobility Consulting Services
Apart from providing advice and support in the areas of taxation, social security and immigration, we also offer global mobility consultancy services in relation to your assignment policy, your global mobility strategy and the way in which you administer and coordinate international mobility within your business. In doing so, we help you to improve your business processes in various ways, including:
- Design, development and evaluation of assignment policies
- Improvement and optimisation of assignment policies
- Process manuals and guidelines
- Assignee evaluations and repatriation planning
- Communications with assignees
Global Incentive Compensation Services
We provide advice and support in the design, implementation and administration of your incentive compensation plan. This includes share plans, bonus schemes and share option schemes.
Our global incentive compensation services include:
- Plan design
- Tax and legal feasibility and due diligence
- Tax returns and declarations required by law
- PMO support for the roll-out and implementation of incentive programmes
- Strategy and training for communication with stakeholders
- Training of and communication with programme participants
- Strategies for structuring corporate tax and tax minimisation
- Accounting guidance
- M&A-related structuring and support during integration following a merger
- Operational effectiveness and process improvement
- Data and analysis to enhance the effectiveness of programmes, risk reduction and cost savings
Need help from our global mobility services experts?
Our global mobility services specialists are here to help you. Through our international KPMG network, we can quickly provide you with expert advice in any field. We look forward to meeting you.