U.S. Taxation of Foreign Retirement Plans for Inbound Persons Working in the U.S.

Managing employees traveling across global borders presents a unique set of challenges when designing and implementing retirement plans. Taxation of retirement plans can vary by country, and the potential impacts to employees working abroad and saving for retirement can be significant. The way plans are taxed varies from country to country and can potentially create double taxation for the employee when distributions are made in the future.

In order to design plans that attract and retain top talent, companies must understand the types of plans they offer and the tax impact to plan participants across the globe. Use the decision tree below to help determine the tax implications for non-U.S. retirement plans.



BDO has a deep understanding of the challenges associated with managing, motivating, and rewarding a workforce, both globally and domestically. Learn more about BDO’s Global Retirement Planning services.