We provide a single source for addressing international assignment issues.

KPMG works with organisations to manage their tax costs associated with international assignees. This is achieved through the key insights we offer in tax planning on policies, payroll and compliance, and global compensation. By working together with employer organisations and using our experience and global networks, we provide practical and innovative solutions to our clients. Our approach is easy to understand and helps manage the costs and risks from the complex tax issues of a mobile work force. 

Managing your global workforce

For many organisations, the pressure to compete on a global stage means increasing the size and scope of their global workforce. The demands of growing a global workforce include reporting, withholding and regulatory compliance issues in each country in which your employees operate. This can use up significant resources.

Our approach

Our Global Mobility Services practice can help with your global mobility programme. We have the people, experience and technology to you, at any stage of your global development.

We deliver New Zealand tax advice on:

  • Withholding requirements for payroll
  • Equalisation, tax protection
  • Fringe Benefit Tax obligations
  • Efficient remuneration planning
  • Tax residence
  • Pension or social security issues
  • Employee share schemes
  • The management of tax costs and exposures of an international workforce.

How we can support you

Where organisations are sending individuals offshore, or bringing them in to New Zealand, it is important that their cross-border tax obligations are considered and managed.

Our services cover the full compliance cycle: from pre-departure counselling to identify core tax issues, income tax return preparation and tax reconciliations, through to correspondence with the tax authorities.

We provide:

  • Individually personalised tax returns for international assignees
  • Calculation of hypothetical taxes (net to gross calculations), cost projections and tax equalisation calculations
  • Assistance with employee tax return compliance
  • Advice to individuals on the New Zealand tax treatment of their investments, including trusts and other tax concerns that might otherwise distract them from their assignment
  • Employee share scheme advice, workshops and disclosure support
  • Tailored reviews to help ensure organisations are compliant with their payroll and fringe benefit tax obligations
  • Consideration of the application of double tax agreements
  • Liaison with Inland Revenue including preparation of tax rulings and voluntary disclosures.