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2016

12/02/2016: People’s Republic of China – New Policies Offer Incentives for Equity-Based Compensation

11/30/2016: People’s Republic of China – Pilot Program for Employment Permit in Shanghai

11/29/2016: Italy – Immigration Process Eased for Legally-Recognized Same-Sex Couples

11/28/2016: India – Totalisation Agreement with Japan Entered into Force on 1 October

11/23/2016: United Kingdom – Autumn Statement Covers Foreign Pensions, Tax Treatment of Non-Domiciliaries

11/23/2016: United Kingdom – Enhancements to Registered
Traveller Service, New Sponsor Priority Service
  

11/22/2016: Canada – Finance Quebec Moves Forward Elimination of Health Contribution

11/22/2016: Bulgaria – Eased Immigration Requirements for Short-Term Assignees, Intra-Corporate Transfers

11/22/2016: Italy – New EU Rules on Posting of Workers Become Part of Italian Law

11/18/2016: Belgium – Minimum Salary Requirements Rise for Type B Work Permits, Blue Cards

11/18/2016: The Netherlands – Introduction of European Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

11/17/2016: Malaysia – New “Lifestyle” Tax Relief Measures in 2017 Budget

11/17/2016: France – New Types of Residence Permits

11/15/2016: United States – KPMG Publication on Expiring Tax Provisions 

11/10/2016: Sweden – Court Finds German Company Had PE from Recurring Short-Term Activities

11/09/2016: Tunisia – New Investment Law Eases Conditions on Hiring Foreign Workers

11/04/2016: United Kingdom – Government Communicates Changes to Immigration Rules

11/04/2016: Finland – Court Finds Employer-Paid Tax Preparation Services Are Taxable Benefit 

11/04/2016: United States – From November 29 Certain PRC Nationals Must Start Using EVUS  

11/03/2016: United States – New Social Security Totalization Agreement Signed with Iceland

11/01/2016: Germany – Deadline to Implement Intra-Company Transfers Directive May Be Missed

10/31/2016: United States – Immigration Authorities Announce Fee Increases

10/27/2016: People’s Republic of China – For Guangdong, New Policies Facilitating Exit and Entry

10/21/2016: France – Withholding Tax on Professional Income ‘Bientôt’ 

10/20/2016: Australia – Reduced Departure Timeframe for 457 Holders Once Employment Ends

10/19/2016: New Zealand – Key Residence Programme Undergoes Changes Starting October 12

10/19/2016: United Kingdom – New Online Applications, Passport Service for EEA/Swiss Nationals

10/18/2016: New Zealand – New Employee Share Scheme Obligations Coming

10/14/2016: Canada - Plans to Alter Exemption Rules for Capital Gains on Principal Residence

10/13/2016: New Zealand – Updates to Proposals for Taxing Employee Share Schemes

10/12/2016: The Netherlands - 2017 Budget Measures Impact Foreign Employers, Supervisory Directors

10/12/2016: The Netherlands – Tax Rate, Credit Changes for Individuals in 2017 Budget

10/10/2016: United States – IRS Reminds Taxpayers of Need to Renew Expiring ITINs

10/07/2016: Canada – Immigration Authority Extends eTA Leniency Period to November 9, 2016

10/07/2016: Spain – New Rules End Need for Employers to Keep Books of Visits

10/03/2016: Australia – From November, Changes Planned for Temporary Activity Visa Framework

09/29/2016: Romania – Order 1099/2016 Brings Clarifications to Determining Individuals’ Tax Residence

09/23/2016: Italy – Scrutiny of Integration Agreements and Points Earned by Foreign Nationals

09/23/2016: Romania – Ordinance Clarifies and Eases Rules on Foreigner Workers

09/22/2016: Canada – Financial Institutions to Start Collecting Non-resident Account Details

09/13/2016: Brazil – eSocial Obligations to Start in 2018

09/13/2016: Singapore – Qualifying Salary for Employment Pass Applicants Increased Starting 2017

09/12/2016: Belgium – Bill Contains New Communal Contribution for Non-EU Citizens Measure

09/09/2016: United States – New Online Requirement for Chinese Citizens with 10-Year B1, B2 Visas

09/08/2016: Ireland – Launch of Employment Permits Online System and Other Immigration Developments

09/07/2016: United States – Totalization Agreement with Hungary Enters into Force

08/29/2016: Czech Republic – Extension of Social Security Agreement with the U.S.

08/29/2016: Hungary – New Tax Law Impacts Social Security and Employees on Assignment

08/29/2016: United Kingdom – Access UK: New Online Platform for Visitor Visas 

08/19/2016: United States – Preparing for the CEO Disclosure Rules

08/17/2016: United Kingdom – New Consultation Document on Taxation of Termination Payments

08/11/2016: Poland – Seconded Persons Act Brings New Obligations for Employers

08/11/2016: Luxembourg – 2017 Tax Reform Legislation Submitted to Parliament

08/09/2016: United States – IRS Issues Guidance for Soon-to-Expire ITINs

08/05/2016: Uganda – Introduction of Electronic Immigration Application Procedures

08/03/2016: Brazil – Update on New Capital Gains Tax Rates

07/29/2016: Greece – Social Security System Undergoes Major Reform

07/29/2016: Romania - New Tax Incentives for Research and Development Activities

07/28/2016: Greece – New Law Modifies Personal Tax System, Some Rate Increases

07/28/2016: Greece – Judicial Body Decides on Tax Residence and Filing of Joint Returns

07/27/2016: Kenya – Budget Makes Adjustments to Tax Bands, Personal Relief

07/21/2016: The Netherlands – Extended Transitional Period for Japanese Nationals Requiring Work Permits

07/15/2016: Malaysia – Wage Ceiling and Other Changes to Social Security System

07/14/2016: Singapore – Tax Clearance Refresh

07/12/2016: Russia – New Voluntary Medical Insurance Certificate Requirements for Foreign Nationals

07/11/2016: Luxembourg – Capital Gains Tax Rule Change; Single Notification to Joint Taxpayers

07/08/2016: Canada – Highlights of Personal Tax Changes in 2016 Federal Budget

07/01/2016: Albania – New Social Security Agreements with Luxembourg, Macedonia

06/30/2016: France – New Form for the Posting of Worker’s Declaration

06/27/2016: United Kingdom – Post-EU Referendum, What’s Next for Employers with International Assignees?

06/27/2016: The Netherlands – Japanese Denied Unfettered Access to Dutch Labor Market

06/23/2016: Thailand – New Proposals Aim to Provide Tax Relief

06/22/2016: United Kingdom – Brexit and What It Means for Immigration

06/09/2016: United States – Proposed Regs Aim to Clarify Rules for Expatriate Health Plans

06/03/2016: Singapore – Strong Singapore Core Important in Work Pass Application Process

05/27/2016: Brazil – New Voluntary Disclosure Program and Capital Gains Taxation Rates

05/26/2016: Albania – Social Security Agreement with Belgium Is in Force

05/26/2016: United States – Visa Waiver Program Travelers under ESTA Must Have e-Passport

05/24/2016: Albania – Labour Code Provisions Affecting Secondments in Force from June

05/24/2016: United States – Final Regs Issued Concerning Disbursements from Roth Accounts

05/20/2016: United Kingdom – Immigration Law Gets Tough on Illegals, Their Landlords and Employers

05/19/2016: India – Restrictions Placed on Early PF Withdrawals Now Rescinded

05/18/2016: Romania – Wages, Taxation of Investments, and Filing for Rental Income

05/13/2016: Luxembourg – Review of Important 2015/2016 Tax Rules for Employers, Individuals

05/06/2016: Luxembourg – Measures for Families and Others in State of the Nation

05/06/2016: South Korea – New Assignee-Related Withholding Rule for Korean Entities

05/05/2016: Australia – 2016/17 Budget Has Key Measures Impacting Individuals

04/29/2016: India – EPFO Guidelines on Social Security Compliance for Indian Outbound Assignees

04/22/2016: Russia – Several Statutory Changes and Updates to Immigration System

04/15/2016: The Netherlands – Law Amends Tax Rules for Independent Contractors, Board Members

04/13/2016: Singapore – Few Tax Changes for Individuals in Budget 2016

04/13/2016: United States – Congress Proposes Legislation to Amend ITIN Application, Deactivation Procedures

04/08/2016: The Netherlands – High Court Rules on 150-Km Criterion for 30% Ruling

03/31/2016: United States – New Rules Covering STEM-OPT Extension

03/31/2016: Switzerland – New Tax Treatment for Commuting Costs

03/30/2016: Canada – Government’s 2016 Immigration Levels Plan Released

03/30/2016: United Kingdom – Government Communicates Plans Regarding MAC Review of Visa System

03/29/2016: Switzerland – Government Submits Commentary on Totalization Agreement with China

03/29/2016: South Africa – Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme Announced in Budget 2016

03/28/2016: United Kingdom – Finance (No. 2) Bill Is Published

03/24/2016: United Kingdom – PBS Calculator Removal and Changes to the Tier 2 (General) Rules Surrounding Sponsorship

03/18/2016: United States – IRS Guidance on Section 911 for Burundi  Tax

03/17/2016: United Kingdom – Budget 2016 Contains a Few Surprises

03/17/2016: Germany – Constitutional Court Comes to Decision about Treaty Override

03/16/2016: Canada – Electronic Travel Authorization Mandatory for Some from March 15

03/09/2016: India – 2016 Budget – Tax Proposals – Tax on Retirals

03/08/2016: United States – New 2016 Adjusted Sec. 911-Related Housing Cost Limitations

03/04/2016: United Kingdom – Impact of Rise in Visa, Other Fees on Global Business

03/03/2016: United States – New Rules Remove Foreign Tax Credit Restriction for Cuba

03/02/2016: Australia – New Procedures for 2016 Employee Share Scheme Reporting Obligations

02/29/2016: Malaysia – New Guidelines on Tax Clearances for Taxpayers Issued

02/29/2016: Italy – 2016 Quota for Issuance of Work and Residence Permits

02/26/2016: United States – New U.S. Model Income Tax Convention Issued by Treasury

02/26/2016: Malaysia – New 2016 Budget Tax Proposals to Off-Set Economic Uncertainty

02/25/2016: Ireland – Introduction of Online Enquiry Service for Employment Permit Applicants

02/19/2016: Thailand – Relocation of Headquarters to Thailand Comes with Tax, Immigration Incentives

02/15/2016: Romania – New Information Statement, Worldwide Taxation Rule, and Penalties for Non-Compliance

02/12/2016: United Kingdom – Updates on Immigration Health Surcharge, Registered Traveller Service

02/10/2016: Thailand – New Work Permit Policy for ASEAN Workers, Rules for Visa Over-Stays

02/05/2016: Australia – Social Security Agreement with India Comes into Force

02/04/2016: United States –Implementation of Statutory Changes to U.S. Visa Waiver Program

02/03/2016: People’s Republic of China – Some Guidance on Equity Income Tied to Unlisted Companies

02/02/2016: Switzerland – Changes to Social Insurance Rates for 2016

01/29/2016: Canada – New Application Deadline for Nonresident Employers Wanting Withholding Exception

01/29/2016: United Kingdom – Recommendations from MAC Review of Tier 2 Visa Programme

01/28/2016: Italy – Moves to Introduce New 30% Relief for Inbound Expatriates 

01/27/2016: Germany – Changes to Visa Application Procedures for National Entry Visas

01/26/2016: Kazakhstan – Retirement Reform Means New Employers’ Charge, Calculation for Individuals’ Pensions

01/26/2016: Australia – Nonresidents Required to Repay Their Australian Education Debt

01/25/2016: Canada – Recent Immigration and Work Permit Developments

01/22/2016: United Kingdom – Treaties with Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Sweden, Tajikistan in Force

01/20/2016: Ireland – Employers Must Abide by Increase in Minimum Wage

01/20/2016: Canada – Certain Nonresident Employers May Apply for Payroll Withholding Exception

01/19/2016: Norway – Budget Measures Undergo Minor Amendments in Final Legislation

01/19/2016: Malaysia – Finance Act 2015 Enacts Form E Filing, Monthly Deduction Measures

01/12/2016: United States – IRS Extends Due Dates for 2015 Health Care Information Reporting

01/11/2016: Germany – Policy Update on Using Allowances to Boost Assignees’ Salaries

01/08/2016: Argentina – Lifting Foreign Exchange Controls Creates More Flexibility

01/07/2016: United States – Filing Season Start and Deadline; Relief for ID Theft Prevention

01/06/2016: Canada – New Employer Portal and the International Mobility Program

01/05/2016: Germany – Allowances No Longer Permitted for “Boosting” Base Salaries of Assignees

2015

12/29/2015: Germany – 2016 Salary Criteria and Access by Nationals of Balkan Countries

12/23/2015: United States – New Law Makes Some Extenders Permanent, Updates ITIN Procedures

12/22/2015: Russia – Government Acts to Curtail Turkish Nationals Working in Russia

12/16/2015: United States – Some Relieved of FBAR Filing Until April 15, 2017

12/15/2015: The Netherlands – New Salary Criterion for Highly-Skilled Migrants

12/14/2015: Spain – European Commission Takes Aim at Overseas Assets Form 720

12/11/2015: United Kingdom – 2016 Draft Finance Bill Published

12/10/2015: United States – Tax Debts Could Result in Revocation of Passport

12/02/2015: United Kingdom – Autumn Statement Affirms Income Tax Changes, Apprentice Levy  

11/25/2015: Singapore – Changes to Tax Treatment of Travel Expense Payments

11/20/2015: United Kingdom – Amended Sponsor Guidance Tightens Compliance, Record-Keeping

11/20/2015: Belgium – New Emphasis on Penalties for Payroll-Related Non-Compliance

11/19/2015: Australia – Regulations Bring Clarity to 457 Program, Announcement on Health Checks

11/18/2015: The Netherlands – Decree on International Aspects of Pensions, Annuity Entitlements

11/13/2015: Japan – Amendments Made to Reporting under “Statement of Assets/Liabilities”

11/12/2015: Canada – Regs Aim to Foster Employer Compliance with Foreign Worker Programs

11/10/2015: Malaysia – Measures on Penalties, Receipt of Employment Income, Gratuity

11/06/2015: Malaysia – Budget 2016 Taxes High Earners More, Relief for Low-to-Middle Incomes

11/05/2015: United Kingdom – No Changes in Travel and Subsistence Tables Just Published

11/04/2015: Norway – Changes to Taxing Income in Budget 2016

10/30/2015: Portugal – New Form Issued and Approved for Requesting PIT Filing Extensions

10/29/2015: United Kingdom – Landlords in England to Check Tenant’s Right to Be in U.K.

10/27/2015: Brazil – Capital Gains Taxation Made More Progressive, Burdensome

10/23/2015: Curaçao – Dutch Parliament Approves New Netherlands-Curacao Taxation Agreement

10/21/2015: Finland – In Budget 2016, Tax Measures for Assignees and Employers

10/20/2015: Ireland – Budget 2016 Offers Some Relief for Low/Middle Incomes

10/12/2015: People’s Republic of China – Long-Term Investors’ Dividends Get Tax Relief

10/12/2015: United Kingdom – Consultation on Taxation of Non-U.K. Domiciliaries

10/09/2015: Guernsey – Revised Rules Allow Tax Exemption for Certain Seconded Academics

10/08/2015: United States – Proposed Regs on Taxing Gifts, Bequests from Covered Expatriates

09/30/2015: Indonesia – New Regulations Create Challenges for Foreign Workers, Directors

09/29/2015: New Zealand – New Tax Bill, Immigration Proposals

09/29/2015: Belgium – New Restrictions on Certain Labor Access to Brussels-Capital Region

09/23/2015: People’s Republic of China – Updates to Tax-Advantaged Health Insurance Products

09/22/2015: Australia – Work and Holiday Visa Extended to China

09/22/2015: Colombia – New Procedures for Disclosing Overseas Assets

09/21/2015: Ireland – Introduction of Passport Cards for Travel within EU, EEA

09/18/2015: United Kingdom – Final Version of New Payroll Procedures for Business Visitors

09/18/2015: Nigeria – New Rules on Extension of Stay and Visa Extension Fees

09/17/2015: South Korea – Proposed Legislation Affects High-Income Foreign Workers, Stockholders

09/17/2015: United Kingdom – Proposed Changes to Function of Tier 2 Limit

09/16/2015: Ireland – Changes under Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2015

09/14/2015: Belgium – New Exemption for Additional Contribution, Plans for Single Permit

09/10/2015: Canada – September 16 Webinar on Fines, Penalties in New Immigration Regs

09/09/2015: Canada – Two Provincial Nominee Programs on Pause for Rest of 2015

09/09/2015: Malta – Changes to Remittance Basis, Highly Qualified Persons Rules

08/31/2015: Indonesia – Update on Income Tax and Social Security Developments

08/25/2015: United States – Tax Treatment of Identity Protection Services for Data Breach Victims

08/24/2015: Germany – Global Labor Law Benchmarking Survey: Last Chance to Participate

08/17/2015: People’s Republic of China – Liberalizing Immigration Requirements to Attract Highly-Skilled Talent

08/07/2015: Australia – ATO Ratchets Up Data-Matching Program

08/07/2015: Singapore – Hiring of Foreigners Gets Scrutiny, Better Opportunities for Singaporeans

08/05/2015: Germany – Immediate Effect for Important Amendments to Immigration Law

08/05/2015: United States – New Law Changes Filing Due Date for FBAR

07/31/2015: Spain – Modifications to Impatriate Regime and Exit Tax

07/31/2015: Curacao – U.S. Nationals Get ‘Equal’ Immigration Treatment

07/30/2015: Spain – Reduced Tax Rates, Changes to PIT, Nonresident Taxation Regulations

07/29/2015: Norway – New Salary Criteria Defined for Residence (Work) Permit

07/29/2015: Norway – Fourth Service Centre for Foreign Workers Opens

07/29/2015: United Kingdom – Certificates of Sponsorship Quota Is Exceeded Again

07/29/2015: United Kingdom – OTS Publishes Terms of Reference

07/20/2015: United Kingdom – Summer Finance Bill 2015 Published

07/17/2015: United Kingdom – Details on Changes to Taxation of Non-U.K. Domiciliaries

07/16/2015: Kenya – Increase in Hospital Insurance Fund Rates

07/16/2015: Germany – Global Labor Law Benchmarking Survey Now Ready

07/14/2015: France – Plans to Institute Income Tax Withholding on Remuneration

07/13/2015: United States – Social Security Agreement Signed with Brazil

07/09/2015: United Kingdom – 2015 Summer Budget Presented

07/08/2015: United Kingdom – New Payroll, Payment Procedures for Short-Term Business Visitors

07/01/2015: United Kingdom – Temporary Suspension of ‘Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes’ List 

06/30/2015: Canada – Alberta Abandons Flat Tax Rate; Introduces Progressive Rates, Brackets

06/30/2015: Singapore – Owners of Rental Property Can Claim ‘Deemed Expenses’ Now

06/29/2015: South Korea – New Reporting Rules for Foreign Real Estate

06/26/2015: United States – Supreme Court Decision for Same-Sex Marriage

06/16/2015: United Kingdom – Sponsorship Certificates Run Out; 1st Time Since 2011

06/12/2015: Belgium – End of Transitional Measures for Croatian Workers

06/11/2015: The Netherlands – Minor Revision of the Highly Skilled Salary Criterion

06/10/2015: Canada – Citizenship Law Changes Effective June 11, 2015

06/09/2015: United States – FBAR Filing Reminder, Alternative e-Filing Method

06/04/2015: People’s Republic of China – Health Insurance Tax Relief Pilot Program

05/29/2015: Nigeria – President Signs 2015 Immigration Bill

05/28/2015: United States – Supreme Court Holds Maryland Tax Law Unconstitutional

05/27/2015: New Zealand – Proposals on Simplifying Tax for Employee Share Schemes

05/27/2015: Italy – New Decree Sets Quota and Permit Rules for Seasonal Workers

05/27/2015: United Kingdom – New Online Form, Guidance on Nonresidents’ Disposals of U.K. Residences

05/22/2015: United States – April 18, 2016 Filing Deadline Set for 2015 Returns

05/22/2015: European Union – Short-Stay Visa Waiver Agreement with United Arab Emirates

05/19/2015: Australia – Some Measures for Individuals in 2015/2016 Budget

05/15/2015: Hong Kong – Enhancements to Immigration Policy

05/13/2015: India – Government Starts Issuing OCI Cards to Replace PIO Cards

05/05/2015: Germany – Privileged Non-Visa Nationals System Extended, Harmonization with Schengen Timeframes

05/04/2015: Canada – Budget 2015 Presented

04/30/2015: Canada – Electronic Travel Authorization to Be Implemented

04/29/2015: South Africa – Personal Tax Rate, Fringe Benefit Changes in Budget 2015

04/27/2015: Japan – Tax Reform Includes Exit Tax on Wealthy Departing Individuals

04/24/2015: Australia – 457 Visa Rules Altered Based on 457 Integrity Review Recommendations

04/24/2015: France – New Decree to Foster Proper Compliance for Cross-Border Work

04/16/2015: Mauritius – New Fiscal Year but No Tax Increases in Budget

04/15/2015: United States – New 2015 Adjusted Sec. 911-Related Housing Cost Limitations

04/09/2015: United Kingdom – Updates on 6 April Changes to Immigration Rules

04/08/2015: Thailand – Revision to Permissible Activities Not Classified As “Work”

04/07/2015: United Kingdom – Legislation Revised on Sale of Residential Property by Nonresidents

03/31/2015: India – 2015 Budget Presented, Higher Taxes on High Income Earner

03/27/2015: Belgium – Cross-Border Workers and the 24 Days Condition

03/26/2015: United Kingdom – U.K. Immigration Health Surcharge from 6th April 2015

03/25/2015: United States – IRS Guidance on Sec. 911 for Four Countries

03/24/2015: United Kingdom – Finance Bill 2015

03/23/2015: United Kingdom – Imminent Deadline for Operation of Appendix 5 Agreements

03/20/2015: Ireland – 31 March Deadline for 2014 Share Scheme Reporting Soon Here

03/19/2015: France – New Tax Filing Deadlines (Sooner Not Later) for 2015

03/19/2015: United Kingdom – Chancellor Presents 2015 Budget with No Surprises

03/17/2015: Belgium – Higher Charges for Certain D Visas and Residence Permits

03/13/2015: Singapore – 2015 Budget Introduces Some Income Tax, CPF Contribution Changes

03/10/2015: Belgium – New Online Procedure for Filing of Certain A1 Applications

03/06/2015: India – Merging Overseas Citizenship of India and Persons of India Origin Schemes

03/06/2015: Germany – New Circular Updates Tax Principles to Align with OECD Model

03/06/2015: The Netherlands – Work Permits No Longer Required for Japanese Nationals

03/05/2015: United States – Certain H-4 Spouses of H-1B Holders May Seek Employment

03/05/2015: United Kingdom – Devolution of Income Tax Powers to Scotland, Wales

03/04/2015: The Netherlands – EU Court Decision on 150-Km Limit for 30% Ruling

02/26/2015: Germany – Federal Employment Agency Clarifies Payments to Meet Minimum Wage Rules

02/25/2015: United Kingdom – Immigration Developments Bring Efficiencies, Tighter Rules, Higher Fees

02/23/2015: Germany – On Track to New ‘Fast Track’ Visa Applications?

02/19/2015: United Kingdom –Consultations on Foreign Employees and Employer-Related Securities Published

02/19/2015: Germany – Territorial Scope of Income Tax for Offshore Projects Altered

02/18/2015: Nigeria – Abolition of Re-entry Visas for Resident Expatriates and Dependants

02/18/2015: Germany – Foreign Language Requirements for Trailing Spouses May Soon Be No More

02/13/2015: Germany – Proposed Amending Law Contains Changes for Immigration, Business Travelers

02/13/2015: Germany – 2015 Brings New Social Security Rates, Thresholds

02/13/2015: Germany – Risk of Inspections Related to Foreign Employees at Client Sites

02/11/2015: Italy – New Law Contains Some Tax Measures Affecting Employees, Employers

02/11/2015: Portugal – Tax Reform Introduces Changes to Residency, Mobility-Related Tax Rules

02/06/2015: Switzerland – Restrictions to Expatriate Deductions Come into Force January 1, 2016

02/06/2015: Germany – Registration Rules Set for May 1 Implementation, Undergo Delay, Revision

02/05/2015: Belgium – Salary Thresholds Raised for Work Permit, EU Blue Card

01/30/2015: France – 2015 Budget Law Contains Some Changes, for Individuals, Employers

01/30/2015: Italy – Starting January 1 New Quota Rules for Issuance of Work Permits

01/29/2015: France – New Economic Growth Bill Contains Some Measures Affecting Individuals

01/29/2015: Malaysia – Important Changes to Monthly Tax Deduction Rules

01/23/2015: Switzerland – Falling Euro Against Franc Has Assignment and Immigration Repercussions

01/23/2015: United Kingdom – Government Issues Consultation Document on Remittance Basis Charge

01/23/2015: United Kingdom – New Treaty with Croatia to Replace 1981 Treaty

01/21/2015: Czech Republic – Bilateral Social Security Developments with India, United States

01/21/2015: Germany – New Statutory Minimum Wage Will Impact Employment of Foreign Individuals

01/19/2015: Colombia – New Tax Reform Introduces Wealth Tax for Individuals

01/19/2015: Germany – New Salary Criteria Defined for EU Blue Cards

01/14/2015: India – Tourist Visa on Arrival Scheme Extended to 43 Countries

01/13/2015: Croatia – Effective 1 January, Amendments to PIT and Social Security Rules

01/08/2015: The Netherlands – CJEU Advocate General Opines on 150-Km Limit for 30% Ruling

01/07/2015: People’s Republic of China – New Rules for Bringing Short-Term Assignees into China

2014

12/23/2014: Australia – Division 293 Tax:  Payment/Refund Consequences for Expatriates, Nonresidents

12/23/2014: The Netherlands – 2015 Salary Criteria for Highly-Skilled Migrants Announced

12/23/2014: Denmark – New Rules for Recruitment of Foreign Specialists

12/22/2014: Estonia – Tax, Unemployment Insurance, and Foreign National Employment Registration Developments

12/22/2014: United States – Following Passage in Congress, President Signs Tax Extenders Bill

12/22/2014: United States – Certain Individuals Relieved of FBAR Filing Until June 30, 2016

12/18/2014: Spain – Tax Reform Law Enacted, with Many Changes to Taxation of Individuals

12/17/2014: Finland – For Budget 2015 Some Tax Changes; Rise in Some Social Charges

12/16/2014: Germany – Immigration Scammers Making Phone Calls with Threats to Foreign Nationals

12/15/2014: Singapore – Extension of Time to File Tax Clearance for Frequent Business Travellers

12/12/2014: United States – Final FATCA Regs Include Significant Changes

12/11/2014: United Kingdom – Draft Finance Bill Published, Reflecting Many Autumn Statement Measures

12/04/2014: United Kingdom – Tax Simplification and Some Give and Take in Autumn Statement

12/03/2014: United Kingdom – Plans Set to Tax Sales of Residential Properties by Nonresidents

12/03/2014: Sweden – New Guidance for Employers Regarding Non-EU/EEA/Swiss Nationals

12/01/2014: Chile – Tax Reform Package Brings Changes to Taxes Affecting Individuals

11/25/2014: Thailand – New Decree Announces Extension of Progressive Tax System

11/25/2014: United States - New Agreement with China Extends Visas for Business Travelers

11/24/2014: Canada – Family Tax Cuts Take Effect Now

11/24/2014: Costa Rica – Modifications to Income Tax Brackets, Credits for 2015

11/21/2014: Indonesia – Deadline Nears for Registering Employees for New Health Insurance System

11/21/2014: Canada – Faster Permanent Residency Application System Starts January 1

11/20/2014: United States – New Draft Instructions for Form W-7 (ITINs)

11/17/2014: Cyprus – Biometric Data, New Procedures Required of Third Country Nationals

11/14/2014: Malaysia – 2015 Budget Offers Taxpayers Lower Rates, Easier Compliance

11/14/2014: United Kingdom – Amendments Make Important Alterations to Tax Treaty with Canada

11/12/2014: Romania – Employers’ Social Security Contributions Reduced

10/31/2014: Sweden – 9.88% Payroll Fee on Income of Assignees to India, USA, Canada

10/29/2014: Ireland – Special Report:  Finance Bill Offers Tax Savings, Enhances Competitiveness

10/24/2014: Norway – Some Easing of Burdens for Taxpayers in Budget 2015

10/23/2014: Australia – Changes to 457 Visa and Employee Share Scheme Rules Proposed

10/15/2014: Russia – Notification Requirements for Russian Citizens with Foreign Residence Permits

10/13/2014: Ireland – New Joint British-Irish Visa Scheme Announced

10/08/2014: United States – Relief for Individuals with Interests in Canadian Retirement Plans

10/07/2014: United Kingdom – New Travel and Subsistence Tables Published

09/30/2014: OECD – Model Convention Update on Termination Payments

09/24/2014: Ireland – Registration Function to Transfer from Police to Immigration Authority

09/22/2014: Spain – Significant Reforms Planned for Tax System

09/19/2014: France – Updates on Recent Social Security Agreements

09/18/2014: United Kingdom – HMRC to Amend Appendix 7B Agreement

09/17/2014: Vietnam – PIT Can Be Calculated from Month of Arrival in Vietnam

09/05/2014: United States – Consular Services Fees to Change

08/29/2014: Spain – New Elements of Compensation Now Included in Social Security Tax Base

08/27/2014: Switzerland – Restrictions Proposed to Expatriate Ordinance Could Raise Assignment Costs

08/14/2014: Thailand – Guidelines for Employees’ Trade-and Investment-Related Activities

08/08/2014: Ireland – New Law Aims to Attract Workers with Technology Skills

08/01/2014: United States – New Social Security Agreement with Switzerland

07/31/2014: Russia – Representative Offices Can Hire Highly-Qualified Specialists from 2015

07/31/2014: Gibraltar – Healthy Government Finances Bring Positive Measures for Taxpayers

07/31/2014: United States – IRS Updates Guidance on Sec. 911

07/30/2014: Poland – Tax and Social Security Totalization Treaty Developments

07/30/2014: Pakistan – Budget for 2014-2015 Features Some Measures Affecting Individuals

07/30/2014: Nigeria – New Pension Reform Law Brings Change

07/29/2014: Belgium – Changes Enacted to Regional Taxing Powers, Taxation of Nonresidents

07/29/2014: Egypt – New 5-Percent Tax Rise on High Earners Introduced

07/28/2014: United States – Technical Issues Cause Delays at Consulates

07/25/2014: United Kingdom – Short-Term Business Visitor Agreement to Be Updated

07/23/2014: Italy – High Court Rules 10% Tax on Bankers’ Bonuses Is Valid

07/18/2014: United Kingdom – Amendment to Taxation of Share-Based Awards for Assignees

07/17/2014: United Kingdom – Draft PAYE Regulations Amend Tax Code Notification Requirements

07/16/2014: United Kingdom – New Treaty Signed with Tajikistan

07/15/2014: European Union – Guide on Social Security in EEA, Switzerland

07/03/2014: Australia – Legislation Enacted with New Levy Impacting Tax Liabilities

07/02/2014: South Africa – New Regulations in Force Bringing Change to Immigration Regime

07/02/2014: United States – Revised ITIN Policy Eases Burden on Taxpayers

07/01/2014: United States – Revised Procedures for Late Reporting of Foreign Accounts

06/30/2014: Switzerland – Safeguard Clause Abolished for EU-25 Nationals, Immigration Initiative Impacts on Others

06/03/2014: The Netherlands – European Commission Opposes 150-Km Limit for 30% Tax Relief

05/30/2014: United States – FBAR Filing Reminder, IRS Issues More Information

05/30/2014: Australia – 2014-15 Budget Unveiled by New Abbott Government

05/16/2014: United States – Social Security Agreement with Slovakia Enters into Force

05/09/2014: Hungary – Social Security Developments

05/06/2014: Ireland – New Employment Permits Rules Meant To Attract Technology Skills

04/30/2014: Austria – Value of Company Car Benefit Raised

04/30/2014: India – Data Sharing, New Certificate of Coverage Application for International Workers

04/30/2014: Portugal – 2014 Budget Law Maintains Higher Taxation, but Some Relief

04/29/2014: Jordan – Reform of Social Security Rates, Thresholds for 2014 and Beyond

04/29/2014: Australia – Immigration Developments on Credit Card Surcharge and Integrity PIC

04/29/2014: South Africa – In Budget 2014, Changes Planned for Savings and Retirement

04/25/2014: United States – IRS Releases 2014 Adjusted Sec. 911

04/22/2014: France –Temporary Tax on High Remuneration Compliance Developments

04/16/2014: Canada – Tax Authority Extends Filing Deadline to May 5

04/11/2014: Spain – Social Security Rules Amended for 2014

04/10/2014: Italy – Government Reinstates EUR 10,000 Threshold for Reporting Foreign Assets

04/09/2014: Indonesia – Major Reform to Health, Social Insurance Systems Comes with Costs

04/07/2014: Switzerland – Court Makes Landmark Decision on Inter-cantonal Taxation of Employment Income

04/07/2014: United Kingdom – Important Changes to Form 42 Filing, Upcoming Deadlines

04/04/2014: United Kingdom – Consultation Published on Taxing Nonresidents’ Gains on Property

04/01/2014: United Kingdom – Several Measures in Finance Bill Affecting Globally-Mobile Workforce

03/31/2014: New Zealand – Updated Guidance from Inland Revenue on Tax Residence

03/31/2014: Hong Kong – Stability Underscores 2014/2015 Budget Measures for Individuals

03/27/2014: United Kingdom – Amended Legislation to Prevent Tax Avoidance Using Dual Contracts

03/27/2014: United Kingdom – A Welcome Deadline Extension on Software Compliance for RTI

03/25/2014: United States – IRS Guidance on Sec. 911 for Four Countries

03/20/2014: United Kingdom – Some Personal Taxation Changes, New Anti-Avoidance Measures in 2014 Budget

03/19/2014: United Kingdom – New Childcare Tax Provisions to Help Millions of Families

03/18/2014: Russia – New Type of Work Permit Introduced for Individuals from WTO Countries

03/17/2014: Luxembourg – New Circular Meant to Help Attract Skilled Foreign Workers

03/14/2014: Austria – Shift from Legal Employer to Economic Employer Approach

03/11/2014: Singapore – Budget 2014 Brings Changes to Central Provident Fund, Tax Reliefs

03/03/2014: Vietnam – 2013 Tax Season Guidance for Personal Income Tax Returns

02/26/2014: Australia – Changes to PAYG Withholding Variation Process for Foreign Employers

02/24/2014: South Africa – New Regulations Clarify and Heighten Stringency of Immigration Law

02/20/2014: Switzerland – Voters Approve New Immigration Restrictions

02/20/2014: Italy – 20% Withholding on Transfers from Foreign Banks Suspended

02/19/2014: Romania – Updated Rules Governing Deductibility of Social Contributions

02/18/2014: United States – Deadline Coming Up for H-1B Visa Petitions

02/14/2014: Belgium – Taxpayers with Foreign Employment Income Could Be Audited

02/14/2014: People’s Republic of China – Rules to Encourage Retirement Savings

02/06/2014: France – New Tax Laws Enacted Raising Tax Burden

02/05/2014: Spain – 2014 Budget Law Maintains High Taxation, but Hope for Cuts in 2015

02/05/2014: Italy – 2014 Quota System in Force for Issuance of Work Permits

02/04/2014: Australia – Tax Authorities Increase Payroll Tax Reviews of Businesses

02/04/2014: Denmark – Method for Calculating Tax Relief on Foreign Income Changed

01/31/2014: Germany – New Social Security Rates, Thresholds for 2014

01/31/2014: Sweden – Parliament Approves Modified Income Tax Thresholds for 2014

01/30/2014: Peru – Government Sets New Value for Tax Unit for 2014

01/29/2014: Sweden – Tax Agency Challenging Foreign Companies’ Work for Possible PE

01/29/2014: Italy – New Circular Brings Further Changes to Financial Asset Reporting System

01/27/2014: United States – FBAR Deadline for Certain Individuals Extended for 4th Time

01/21/2014: United Kingdom – Details Published on Preventing Use of Dual Contract Arrangements

01/14/2014: European Union – New Social Security Practical Guidance Issued

01/10/2014: Australia – More Details Released on Labour Market Testing for Subclass 457 Visas

01/10/2014: Ireland – Deadline Approaching for 2013 Share Scheme Reporting

01/10/2014: United States – PFIC Regs Released:  Reporting Required on 2013 Tax Returns

01/02/2014: Belgium – Proposed Changes Affecting Net Pay of Those Enjoying Expatriate Concessions

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