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The lifecycle of a global assignment.

Global mobility is on the increase with more and more organisations moving towards globally integrated operation models in an effort to develop, retain and attract the best talent. Here, we look at the lifecycle of an expat.

At Buzzacott we are no exception to this trend and over the years we have increasingly expanded our offering to the benefit of our clients and our people. In fact, 2013 witnessed one of the biggest changes to our firm – we broke our near 100-year-old tradition and opened Buzzacott’s first office overseas in Hong Kong.

Practicing what we preach, we relocated Partner Carlo Gray and Senior Manager Ishali Patel to Hong Kong to lead this new venture of Buzzacott. Supported by the resources of the 50-strong Expatriate Tax Services team in London, Carlo and Ishali have now been expats in Hong Kong for over two years where they help others like themselves overcome the challenges that a global assignment can bring.

Based on Buzzacott’s expertise and their own experiences, here we’ve given a brief overview of the different stages of the lifecycle of an expat and what businesses and employees should be aware of.

How we can help

Together, Buzzacott’s Expatriate Tax Services and HR Consultancy teams help employers managing an internationally mobile workforce handle a multitude of individual wants and needs, as well as providing expert advice on tax and compliance risks. Whether you are in need of specific tax, HR or general global mobility advice, please get in touch to see how we can help.

E | enquiries@buzzacott.com.hk

T | +852 3752 8871 / +852 3752 8885

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Take the pressure off your inhouse resources by adding our team to yours. We offer joined-up tax and payroll solutions, plus HR support for relocating employees and their families. You can lean on our global mobility team throughout. The better we know you, the more practical and personalised our advice can be.

Expatriate tax advice for global workers

  • Wherever you’re based, our dedicated expat tax team can guide you and your staff through the maze of local liability and legislation.
  • Help with payroll compliance, reporting and structuring (to avoid double taxation); we can also run shadow payroll in countries such as the US
  • Prepare and review budgets for relocation and living expenses; planning for exits and completion
  • Liaise with HMRC or the IRS on your behalf and prepare financial statements on employees’ reportable income

Support the wellbeing of international employees

Team up with our HR specialists to ensure your globetrotters make stress-free transitions and hit the ground running. We can:

  • Arrange employee induction plans and cultural business coaching
  • Advise relocating partners and spouses on business/medical insurance or school enrolment
  • Support individuals and internal HR teams with employees returning at the end of an assignment

Download these useful resources:
The Lifecycle of a global assignment

Video: 'Making a success of your international assignments through expat agreements' 

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當業務迅速發展時,便會出現新的視野。雖然把員工派遣到世界各地,充滿挑戰和刺激,但這不代表您不能順利完成派遣工作。我們的服務旨在協助您合法和快速地將員工調派到海外。

讓我們加入您的團隊,減輕內部資源的壓力。我們提供稅務和薪資聯合解決方案,以及就調派員工及其家人的人力資源作出支援。您可以放心依靠我們的全球流動團隊。我們對您的了解越深,我們的建議就越實用,越適合您。

給全球員工的外籍人士稅務建議

無論您身在何處,我們的外籍人士稅務專門團隊都可以帶領您走出當地法律責任和法規的迷宮。

  • 幫助薪資合規、申報和結構(避免雙重課稅);我們還可以在美國等國家執行影子糧單
  • 準備及檢視調派及生活費的預算;為離開和完成計劃做好規劃
  • 代表您與HMRC或IRS聯絡,並準備有關員工應申報收入的財務報表
  • 支援國際員工

與我們的人力資源專家合作,確保您的環球員工能夠在零壓力下完成調派,並立即投入工作。

我們可以:

  • 安排員工入職方案和文化業務指導
  • 為派遺員工的配偶提供商業/醫療保險或學校註冊上的建議
  • 員工在結束調派後,為個人及內部人力資源團隊提供支援

就全球流動的疑問

如果您對我們的全球流動團隊有任何疑問,請填寫以下表格,寫下查詢,我們的專家會與您聯絡。