If you’re a business looking to expand internationally, you’ll need to comply with a host of unfamiliar regulations, from immigration rules to permanent establishment laws to employer obligations. You’ll also face myriad new challenges and unfamiliar requirements specifically related to finance and accounting. Knowing country-specific rules and regulations can help you develop a sound accounting strategy to maximize revenue, manage your tax liability and reduce business risk. Understanding best practices abroad can help you establish a solid accounting framework and reporting structure and avoid penalties and fines.


If your organization sends employees abroad, you need to understand what a shadow payroll is and how it works. The basic concept is relatively simple, and shadow payrolls are great for lowering employer and employee risks. Properly establishing and maintaining a shadow payroll is, however, far from simple. There are countless items to consider, such as whether to implement a tax protection or tax equalization policy, how to calculate hypothetical taxes, the best way to send money across borders and much more.


Virtually all multinationals are aware of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a sweeping law that has significant ramifications for HR departments. If you employ workers based in Europe, you need to know your GDPR-related obligations in detail to protect yourself from fines and reputational damage. Unfortunately for employers, the GDPR is not the only recent change to Europe’s employment landscape. Multinationals must respond to other ongoing legislative and cultural shifts if they hope to attract and retain talent and in some cases avoid penalties. These changes include those related to Brexit, flexible working hours, six-hour workdays, discrimination protections and more.


If your organization processes the personal data of EU citizens, you need to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), even if you don’t have a legal presence in an EU country. The GDPR comes into effect on May 25, 2018, and many companies are still scrambling to determine what they need to do to protect themselves from penalties, which can be substantial. This presentation provides information about the key concepts of the GDPR, and some essential policies and procedures you need to implement to lower your risks.


As the third largest economy in the Eurozone and eighth in the world, Italy offers a significant international expansion opportunity. Located at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea with a temperate climate and one of the largest numbers of world heritage sites and works of art anywhere, Italy continues to have a robust tourist industry.


International expansion for young and fast-growing companies is tricky, not least because managing operations in a new country can overwhelm HR, finance and legal teams with administrative burdens.


The globalized economy presents new opportunities for growth, frequently requiring companies to send employees overseas on assignments. Sending key talent overseas can solve problems, but employers typically must navigate a common set of challenges, such as immigration status, in-country employment compliance, host and home country taxation, compensation planning and quality of life topics.


The new US tax reforms represent the largest overhaul to the country’s tax code in more than three decades. They not only significantly lower US corporate tax rates, they change how multinationals are taxed on their non-US operations and their cross-border transactions. Understanding and following with the new rules will create challenges for multinationals. Those that fail to comply will risk financial and reputational damage, and those that fail to take advantage of new benefits will leave money on the table.


As global e-commerce grows, tax authorities everywhere face significant challenges. They must consider how to tax digital transactions, and in particular how to ensure and enforce indirect tax compliance.


Running a multinational business is complicated, and maintaining global operations gets more complex over time. Regulations in every jurisdiction are rapidly changing, and related best practices are changing along with them.


Traditional benefits offerings such as pensions and medical insurance don't necessarily motivate today's increasingly multigenerational - and international - workforce. Organizations are coming to realize that they must develop new employee-engagement strategies to attract and retain top talent, both at home and abroad.


India is replacing its labyrinth of confusing, overlapping federal and state taes with a single tax on goods and services. The new GST system aims to make India more attractive to foreign investment.