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Expatriate Tax

Improve the coordination of your global workforce.

Holistic solutions for global companies

International companies face increasingly complex cross-border tax implications that impact both their business and employees. Companies operating globally must ensure they understand and comply with domestic and foreign tax laws to limit financial risk.

BDO’s Expatriate Tax services team provides companies of all sizes with the services they need to manage their expatriate programs. With our expansive BDO global organization, we work collaboratively with our Global Expatriate Services team to provide the guidance you need, no matter where you or your employees operate.

Our clients benefit from direct access to partners who understand every step of the expatriate process, and how it applies to clients’ specific circumstances. Our global team enables us to provide a holistic, streamlined approach that integrates our expatriate tax team with our employment tax, global mobility, and corporate tax professionals.

How BDO can help

Smart technology to assist with tax and immigration compliance for business travellers and emergency location features; real-time employee monitoring technology and the ability to produce reports and manage all compliance risks associated with a mobile workforce.

Assist with payroll compliance and cost management planning, preparation of shadow or split payrolls, payroll system establishment for new employees in new locations, manage international payrolls, analyze taxability of wages and benefits in each jurisdiction.

We provide services for all aspects of an assignment including: advising on global assignment policies and tax equalization; human resources support services including advising on incentive and remunerations plans; counselling and repatriation assistance for employees during pre-departure and post-arrival; and tax compliance services including tax equalization calculations annually and preparing tax returns.

Design, draft, and implement optimized employee share plans, including payroll assistance and filings.

U.S. tax for individuals

Complex systems in the U.S. and in Canada can make managing taxes challenging for individuals living abroad. We provide services to help clients meet compliance requirements, minimize their tax burden, and process filings in both countries.

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Our Expatriate Tax services support the stage your business is in

Comply with the ever-increasing complexity of accounting, tax, and regulatory reporting requirements on an ongoing basis.

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