KPMG in India’s GMS practice provides tax and regulatory services to help organisations manage their statutory compliances in respect of their globally mobile workforce.

For many organisations, the pressure to compete effectively has led to an increase in the size and complexity of their global workforce, placing greater demands on their international human resource teams. Managing compensation, tax compliance and global mobility is increasingly becoming costlier, more complex and time consuming.

We have a dedicated team of experienced professionals across India with extensive knowledge of various issues related to global mobility assignments.

Our key differentiators

Expatriate/personal taxation is a critical area which requires adequate planning. We aim to provide services that meet the expectations of our clients across the globe and emerge as the tax advisors of choice.

By its very nature of being personal, expatriate taxation tends to draw significant attention amongst senior executives and high net worth individuals. We recognise this fact and have worked towards meeting their expectations through:

  • An experienced team of professionals, with extensive experience in providing services related to global mobility management and developing tailored approaches to help improve client delivery
  • Placing senior team members at each location, providing guidance and support on engagements
  • Leveraging our global network and assisting clients across the globe
  • Maintaining client information as confidential
  • Developing in-house expertise in assisting with high end tax litigation matters.

Our service offerings

Expatriate Assignments Outbound Assignments
  • Plan the Indian assignment considering commencement date, tenure, etc. to help enhance potential tax benefits available (if any) and administrative processes
  • Provide assistance with secondment contract from tax and regulatory perspective. Assist with tax and regulatory compliances.
  • Design/review global mobility policies
  • Advise on cross-border tax issues and tax relief mechanism
  • Assist with tax and regulatory compliances.
Social Security / Labour Laws Immigration / Visa
  • Compliance and advisory services for various social security regulations applicable on an establishment
  • Assistance with advisory services on the recently enacted Labour Codes.
  • Advise on type of visa and related procedural issues
  • Assistance in registration with the FRRO, transfer of jurisdiction, visa extension, etc.
Employee Equity Incentive Plans
Employee Compensation Structuring
  • Conceptualise, design and implementation of equity linked incentive plan and compensation schemes
  • Review existing plans vis-à-vis industry practices, regulatory norms, etc.
  • Design / review of compensation packages in line with industry practices and tax optimisation
  • Advise on related documentation requirements.
Payroll Services Payroll Diagnostic Services
  • Provision of Employee Self Service Portal (KPMG Payroll Suite) to employees for payroll services
  • Advise on monthly tax withholding and net take home pay of employees
  • Assist with meeting related monthly, quarterly annual and such other periodic compliance requirements.
  • Review existing employee compensation policies and methodologies to identify and help appropriately rectify any inefficiencies/issues
  • Review and advise on document flow in light of the applicable tax and regulatory environment.
Foreign Exchange Regulations
  • Advise on foreign exchange regulations for foreign nationals coming to India or leaving India
  • Advise on foreign exchange regulations in respect of various investment opportunities in India for Indian nationals settled abroad
  • Assist in setting up a liaison office and in related periodic compliances.
Private clients/High net worth individual - tax and regulatory services
  • Multi-jurisdictional advice with support of global network
  • High end tax and regulatory advisory services
  • Advice on consolidation of assets – holding structures
  • Foreign exchange advisory services - receipts/ remittances/ investments
  • High end tax and regulatory compliance services
  • Relocation related services – residency determination, tax, immigration, regulatory
  • NRI related tax and regulatory support services
  • Tax Litigation support

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