Webinars

10/30/2018

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act fundamentally altered the tax environment for U.S. multinational companies (“MNCs”). In addition, the OECD BEPS project, the EU’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive and other local country regulations are adding to the complexity that finance and tax executives of MNCs are facing daily. In order to maximize tax benefits and cost savings, companies need to rethink their corporate structure, their financial priorities, and their tax strategy.

Join us for this informative webinar, where our subject matter experts will outline recent and upcoming changes, and provide strategies for navigating the complexities of the new tax landscape both inside and outside the U.S. Our subject matter experts will discuss the current state of U.S. and international regulations, the practical consequences of failing to comply with changing tax laws, and the best approaches your organization can take to be proactive in your tax compliance strategy.

9/25/2018

More than 100 countries are part of the OECD’s Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). These jurisdictions are committed to remaking the international tax framework by implementing BEPS rules. Among the key elements of the BEPS program are changes to the permanent establishment (PE) framework to account for the taxation of digital companies, and new, stricter country-by-country reporting (CbCR) obligations related to transfer pricing practices. Unfortunately, individual jurisdictions are implementing new BEPS-related PE and CbCR rules unilaterally and to varying degrees. It’s more important than ever for multinationals to understand these trends so they know the right questions to ask to lower the risk of fines and reputational damage.

9/18/2018

More than 100 countries are part of the OECD’s Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). These jurisdictions are committed to remaking the international tax framework by implementing BEPS rules. Among the key elements of the BEPS program are changes to the permanent establishment (PE) framework to account for the taxation of digital companies, and new, stricter country-by-country reporting (CbCR) obligations related to transfer pricing practices. Unfortunately, individual jurisdictions are implementing new BEPS-related PE and CbCR rules unilaterally and to varying degrees. It’s more important than ever for multinationals to understand these trends so they know the right questions to ask to lower the risk of fines and reputational damage.

9/6/2018

Millennial workers make up an increasingly large share of the global workforce, and attracting and retaining them has never been more important. Despite this, many multinationals have been slow to adapt to the generation’s expectations and values. Stereotypes surrounding millennials — including the perception that they’re pampered and lack loyalty towards their employers — are remarkably consistent across cultures. But despite some unflattering labels, millennials have proved to be intelligent and hardworking, especially if their employers understand and respect their concerns. This webinar will offer insights into what millennials value in the workplace, how to adopt your HR policies to retain and get the most out of millennials, and best practices for developing performance-review programs that account for millennials.

7/19/2018

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.

6/27/2018

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.

6/14/2018

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.

5/15/2018

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.

4/26/2018

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.

4/17/2018

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.

4/10/2018

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.

4/3/2018

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.