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Flash Alert - Social Security



11/05/2018: United States – Social Security Agreements Enter into Force in 2018, 2019

11/01/2018: Denmark – New A1 Certificates in Use in the EU


10/30/2018: United Kingdom – Is Autumn Budget an End to Austerity?

10/08/2018: United States – Now Accepting Certificate of Coverage Applications for Brazil


09/18/2018: United Kingdom – Government Abandons Abolition of Class 2 NICs

09/13/2018: Czech Republic – Amendments to Japan-Czech Republic Totalization Agreement

09/06/2018: Belgium – New Position on Notion of Salary Subject to Social Security  


08/30/2018: Germany – Electronic Filing of A1 Applications

08/22/2018: United States – Totalization Agreements with Brazil, Uruguay Enter into Force Soon


07/18/2018: Lithuania – Individual Tax Reform Sees Burden Shifted to Employees 

07/10/2018: Brazil – Government Announces Entry into Force of Social Security Agreement with U.S.


06/08/2018: Australia – Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Announced

06/01/2018: Canada – Measures for Cross-Border Travelers in Bill C-21


04/27/2018: Argentina – Tax Reform Brings Changes for Individuals and Employers’ Social Contributions

04/16/2018: Belgium – New Position on the Applicable Social Security Regime 


02/22/2018: Australia – Bill Could Heighten ATO Powers over Employers’ Superannuation Compliance

02/14/2018: Mongolia – Tax and Social Security Undergo Further Changes


01/31/2018: Turkey – Modifications to Tax Thresholds, Exemption Amounts, Other Measures 

01/26/2018: Poland – New Measures Could Affect Employment Costs Tied to Highly Qualified Specialists

01/19/2018: Ghana – Authorities Provide Clarity on Expatriates’ Participation in Social Security System

01/03/2018: Norway – 2018 Budget Measures Effective 1 January, Tax Class 2 Plans



12/21/2017: Vietnam – Expatriates May Participate in Social Insurance System 


11/22/2017: United Kingdom – Autumn Budget Released, Termination Payment Changes Confirmed

11/22/2017: Romania – Significant Changes Proposed to Tax and Social Security Legislation


10/19/2017: France – New Procedures for Declaring Transfer of Residence Outside France

10/10/2017: France – Draft Budget Bill for 2018 Unveiled 


08/22/2017: Brazil – New Labor Reform Law Published, Soon in Effect

08/21/2017: United States – Certificate of Coverage Online Application Procedures Updated

08/04/2017: United Kingdom – Update on Social Security Aspects of Brexit Negotiations


07/27/2017: The Netherlands – Social Security Agreement with China in Force from September 1


06/28/2017: United States – IRS Accepting Renewal Applications for Expiring ITINs

06/09/2017: Fiji – Recent Tax Developments

06/07/2017: Denmark – How A1 Certificates to Be Handled in Light of Brexit


05/25/2017: Switzerland – Immigration Rights for Romanians, Bulgarians; Social Security for Croatians

05/16/2017: Germany – Due to Brexit, German Authorities Limit A-1 Certificates’ Validity

05/11/2017: Australia – Key Things Employers and Expatriates Should Know About 2017 Budget

05/05/2017: United States – House Passes Bill to Repeal Affordable Care Act


04/28/2017: Switzerland – Social Security Agreement with China Comes into Effect 19 June

04/26/2017: Mongolia – Higher Personal Taxes, Health Contributions Approved by Parliament

04/11/2017: United Kingdom – Impact of “Hard Brexit” on Social Security for Assignees


03/30/2017: France – Modifications to Tax and Social Charges of Free Shares

03/29/2017: Belgium – Adjustments to the Overseas Social Security Scheme

03/17/2017: Mongolia – Agreement with IMF Could Mean Higher Personal Taxes, Health Contributions

03/09/2017: United States – Legislation Introduced to Repeal Affordable Care Act

03/07/2017: Brazil – “Early Withdrawal” Possibilities for Inactive FGTS Accounts

03/03/2017: United States – New Social Security Totalization Agreement Signed with Slovenia


01/27/2017: United States – Social Security Agreement with Brazil Transmitted to Congress

01/27/2017: Romania – Ordinance Ushers in Tax and Social Contributions Changes

01/25/2017: France – New Penalties If Audits Find Employees without Certificates of Coverage

01/11/2017: Slovakia – Changes to Caps for Social Security in 2017



12/16/2016: France – Social Security Agreement Signed with People’s Republic of China


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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



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


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

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


10/30/2015: Romania – Revised Fiscal Code May Lighten Burdens on Assignees, Employers

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

05/04/2015: Canada – Budget 2015 Presented


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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



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

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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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