While COVID-19 continues to impact the world of business travel, there are still many companies with mobile workforces. Essential business trips didn’t stop when the pandemic hit for employees who continued to travel due to the nature of their job responsibilities. And in the current world climate, “mobile workforce” now includes remote working, work from anywhere, and commuting—all of which have seen an increase in popularity during the pandemic. While these work situations may be somewhat temporary, there are still tax risks and compliance requirements that need to be addressed.
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With many employees now working remotely or working from home, is your organization ensuring the same level of data security that you would enforce if employees were working in a physical office location? The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major business disruption and forced many companies to shift their culture and move towards a new way of working. With that has come new procedures for business continuity and recovery planning that may not have been considered before.
The following is a transcription of a webcast, “The Next Step: Practical Solutions for Work Anywhere Mobility Tax Issues,” recorded in June 2020. This webcast showcased some of GTN’s industry experts: Chris Hall, Managing Director for GTN’s Atlantic region; David Livitt, National Practice Leader for GTN’s Business Traveler Services; and Brett Sipes, Managing Director for GTN’s Pacific region. This panel discussed practical solutions to mobility tax issues that may occur when implementing a remote worker or work anywhere policy.
The following is a transcription of the webinar, “Mobility Leadership Forum: Leading an Organization During COVID-19 and the Future State of Global Mobility” which was held on June 18, 2020. This webinar showcased a panel of various industry leaders discussing their experiences leading organizations during the pandemic.
Virtually all companies with a mobile workforce require technology to assist in managing their mobility program. This technology often includes features such as dashboards that allow you to monitor an employee’s tax information in near-real time, portals that enable your taxpayers to upload tax documents, and/or tracking capabilities that assist in monitoring mobile employees’ locations. But just having up-to-date access to this information is rarely a complete solution to the tax compliance issues that often accompany a mobile workforce.
While projects have likely been put on hold and your day-to-day tasks have certainly shifted, it’s hard to know if you are still working on what matters most for your company and your mobile workforce—not to mention trying to stay on top of the ever-evolving global mobility landscape. Our team of mobility tax professionals is always looking for ways to keep organizations updated on industry trends and regulations related to their mobile populations. In addition to our weekly blog, we’ve provided a wealth of resources at your fingertips regarding mobility tax, global equity, and business travel—including on-demand webinars, online newsletters, and downloadable guides.