Global Mobility Services

Mobility strategy and execution for global employers and their workforces.

Businesses face numerous complexities when sending employees overseas, both for their employees and their organization: multi-jurisdictional tax laws, expatriate policy design, global retirement planning, analysis of individual markets and more. Deciphering it all is complex, time-consuming and rarely an efficient use of company resources. BDO’s experienced professionals are on-ground in more than 160 countries to provide guidance on expatriate tax, global mobility and equity issues.



Taxes related to overseas assignments are particularly complex for employees and multinational employers. Our global expatriate services professionals work to minimize tax burden and compliance risk, help clients decipher the applicability of regulations, and implement sound payroll tax policies and procedures for all relevant countries. We provide personalized and comprehensive mobility tax services to optimize global tax positions, significantly reduce costs and streamline the tax compliance process to enhance the overall experience for global businesses and their mobile workforces. 

A global mobility program starts by defining each client’s unique objectives: Is the company expanding into a new country? Or a new region? Is the purpose to build business? Relocate production? Improve service to existing customers? Our professionals develop strategies with company stakeholders to determine key objectives and create or modify a global mobility program to meet these objectives through enhanced assignee selection criteria, policy design, repatriation strategies, cost analysis, market analysis and effective communication.

Taxation of equity compensation earned abroad depends on numerous factors, all of which have unique intricacies. Regulations can vary greatly depending on the type of award, the structure of the organization, the tax attributes of the recipient and the jurisdiction(s) in which the recipient is located at the time of the award. We provide global equity services to employers with multinational compensation programs to minimize tax burdens and compliance risk through our international network and tools like the BDO Global Equity Mobility Solution and Global Equity Rewards Matrix.

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Having worked with several other firms, I can say with confidence that BDO is the most professional, knowledgeable, and helpful of all the firms I have worked with. Their service surpasses that of any other firm. My company runs a small, but very complex, expat program. BDO understands our programs and our needs and responds to them, not only, appropriately and timely but also proactively.

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