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How Small Businesses Can Prepare for 2024’s Biggest Remote Work Tax Trends

This article was originally published in Small Business Currents.

Startups and small businesses are more mobile than ever. According to a recent Gusto Company News study, 78% of startups that launched in the last three years are either remote or hybrid. What’s more, remote work is expected to pick up even more steam in 2024. According to Mercer, 59% of business leaders believe virtual assignments will increase in the next year.

How to Stay Ahead of Mobility Tax & Compliance Trends

This article was originally published in Corporate Compliance Insights

Return-to-office calls notwithstanding, many observers expect remote or hybrid work to continue to grow in popularity this year. GTN Director, Tracy Novotny, explores the tax and compliance implications corporate leaders need to know for 2024.

Understanding the Tax Considerations for Digital Nomad Visas

In recent years, the global workforce has witnessed a significant shift towards remote work and the rise of digital nomads, defined as a person who works entirely over the internet while traveling and who has no fixed place of business. As more individuals seek the freedom to work from anywhere in the world, many countries have recognized this evolving trend and responded by offering a unique solution—the “digital nomad visa.” This visa, often with less stringent requirements than traditional work visas, allows individuals to live and work in worldwide destinations of their choosing. 

IRC Section 83(b) Considerations for Mobile Employees

Equity plan program managers and participants have likely heard of an 83(b) election (“Election to include in Gross Income in Year of Transfer”), but often its application and advantages are misunderstood. Section 83 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) governs several tax functions when determining the tax consequences of transfers of restricted property such as equity or stock. These special rules determine whether an employee has income resulting from a transfer of property, when an employee will recognize taxable compensation, and how much taxable compensation will be recognized. 

Building a Technology Solution That Simplifies Remote Work Management

This article was originally published in Spiceworks.

Employees are moving, and technology infrastructures need help to keep up. An AIRINC survey found global mobility activity has increased for 60% of companies in the last year. However, only 14% of those company leaders say they “strongly agree” that they have the right technology to meet the general administrative needs that spring out of their mobility programs. That figure must change if organizations want to avoid tax compliance and immigration headaches.

Top Five Considerations for Year-End US Payroll

As we approach the end of another year, businesses are navigating the intricate landscape of year-end payroll, with a particular emphasis on the unique challenges posed by the evolving nature of remote and mobile work. Over the past few years, we have witnessed a significant change in thinking about work dynamics, with remote and mobile employment becoming more prevalent than ever. Consequently, mobility and payroll professionals are faced with a set of challenges that demand a nuanced approach to ensure accuracy, compliance, and employee satisfaction.