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  Expanding Across Borders Comes with Hidden Workforce Costs

March 21, 2014

Most growth companies aspire to expand into international markets and become global competitors. But doing so can be an expensive and complicated undertaking. There is no single formula for success but there are some things to look for...

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  Foreign-Entity Reconciliation Strategies

March 17, 2014

Aligning accounts and tracking foreign accounting standards can become unruly. Here's how to approach it.

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  The Hurdles of Scaling Globally

January 30, 2014

There has been a trend lately of companies “going global” at an earlier stage in their development. The idea of a multinational presence is exciting, but expanding a business overseas involves the careful consideration of risk and cost.

Before you decide to scale internationally, here are a few key issues small- and mid-sized companies should consider...

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  HgCapital Acquires Nair & Co.

HgCapital, the European sector focused private equity investor, has today announced the acquisition of Nair & Co. Nair & Co. provides a tailored solution for fast growing companies that are looking to expand into international markets, but do not have the technical or administrative expertise to do so. Nair & Co sets up the required international entities and integrates legal, accounting, payroll, tax and human resources services to ease the process of international expansion. Nair & Co. is headquartered in Bristol, UK, with 450 employees based in offices in India, the US, Singapore, Japan and China.

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  Invest Germany - The foundation of the euro, Germany is both gateway to the Nordic countries and Western Europe

International business expansion expert and Co-Founder of Nair & Co., Dr. Shan Nair shares his views with journalist Kenneth Rapoza, on investing in Germany for a Qatar Airways article.

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  Brazil Protests Probably Cost Retailers Millions in Lost Sales

International business expansion expert and Co-Founder of Nair & Co., Dr. Shan Nair shares his views on effects on business of he protests that rocked Brazil during June in a by Jeffrey T. Lewis for The Wall Street Journal's Real Time Economics.

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  Going Global: Risks and Protections for SME CEOs to Consider

International business expansion expert and Co-Founder of Nair & Co., Dr. Shan Nair explains from a financial perspective, the risk of non-payment to companies in global business transactions, which can occur if, for instance, a business goes into liquidation. As a result, it’s important to carefully screen your customers/trade partners and, ideally, have them forward purchases in a compatible currency.

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  5 Pitfalls Employers Encounter When Hiring Foreign Employees

About.com publishes article by Stuart Buglass, Director, Human Capital Consulting at Nair & Co.’s on advising business entering a foreign job market. Discussing how an informed employer can mean the difference between deriving maximum value from new employees, and exposing company to potential intellectual and financial risk. The points and corresponding checklists, will help you map out an appropriate legal position and identify variances between the U.S. and other countries when you hire foreign employees.

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  Will Changes To Mauritius-India Tax Treaty Derail India Foreign Investment?

International business expansion expert and Co-Founder of Nair & Co., Dr. Shan Nair and Venkatesh Eswaran, Senior Vice President Global Services of Nair & Co. shares views, on effects of changes to Mauritius India Tax Treaty on FDI in India, with Kenneth Rapoza, contributing writer to Forbes.

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  10 Things to Know Before You Grow Global: Nair

Nair & Co. co-founder Shan Nair guest blogs for the CNBC on top 10 key issues growing companies should keep in mind in this economy.

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  Key International Deadlines: 2013 Calendar

GRC Daily and Compliance Daily publishes Nair & Co. “Key International Deadlines: 2013 Calendar” for companies doing business or expanding in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Netherlands and the U.K. The one-page calendar provides finance executives a global view of the tax landscape with a quick reference for filings deadlines for Corporate Income Tax, Payroll Tax, Value Added Tax (VAT), Statutory Accounts, Stock Option Returns, etc.

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  Latin America sizzles

The PRWeek Publishes Dr. Shan Nair’s view on expansion into Latin America.

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  Anticipating and Addressing FCPA Concerns When Expanding Internationally: An Interview with Dr. Shan Nair, Founder of Nair & Co.

The FCPA Report Publishes Dr. Shan Nair's view on International Expansion Issue.

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  When the BRICs Crumble

In a discussion about dynamics, challenges and competitors of emerging economies of BRICs acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and newly added South Africa, Manoj George, CEO at Nair & Co., talks with Bill Hinchberger from GlobalPost about challenges facing BRICs nations and competition from new markets.

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  Comparing Corruption in India and Russia

India and Russia have different political systems, but corruption in both countries is deeply entrenched and all-pervasive. Russia & India Report publishes Dr. Shan Nair's views on different system in both countries in regards to extend and redressal system.

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  Latvia hopes to attract holding companies with tax amendments

Latvia in a hope to attract investment from companies expanding in Russia and Eastern Europe has proposed to introduce exemption regime under which capital gains on share transfers and dividend income will be tax exempt. Dr. Shan Nair reflects positively discussing how Latvia can be used as regional hub and how crucial it is for Latvia to provide stability of regulation and reform for business to flourish.

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  China’s Fight against Bribery and Corruption

The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch publishes Dr. Shan Nair's article on handling corruption and bribery while doing business in China.

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  Why Bulgarian VAT Changes Pose Compliance Challenge to Multinationals

Companies operating in Bulgaria face compliance challenges and possible penalties after an amendment to the application of the country’s VAT laws. Reporter Joe Dalton of The International Tax Review talks to Dr. Shan Nair on the possible implications of the recent amendments for foreign companies operating in Bulgaria.

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  Critical Decisions to Ensure Success When Expanding Your Business Globally

Dr. Shan Nair discusses the various regulatory and political factors that could effect an organization's global expansion strategy, with Kathleen Goolsby, Editor, Sandhill. Although companies are usually highly energized when they plan to expand overseas, they often make crucial mistakes because they’re unaware of the pitfalls awaiting them in various countries.

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  China Profits Can Be Hard to Bring Home

Wall Street Journal reporter Vipal Mongia, talks to Alvin Chan, Client Services Director at Nair & Co. on the challenges US companies face while trying to repatriate profits from China back home.

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  Tips for Expanding Your Business Internationally

Fox Small Business Center contributor, Cindy Vanegas talks to international business expansion expert and Co-Founder of Nair & Co., Dr. Shan Nair on advice for small businesses looking to expand overseas.

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  Data Without Borders

Nair & Co.'s Director of Human Capital Consulting, Stuart Buglass shares his views on international data privacy regulations with Minda Zetlin, contributing writer to Oracle's Profit Magazine.

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  Global Positioning

CFO Magazine contributor, Michelle Celarier pens down Dr. Shan Nair's advice on handling the potential risks CFOs could face while exploring growth in foreign markets.

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  As Vodafone Cashes In, India Gov't Wrestles With The Tax Law

Kenneth Rapoza, Contributing writer to Forbes talks to Dr. Shan Nair for his comments on the Indian Supreme Court tax ruling in favor of Vodafone.

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  People On the Move

The San Jose Mercury News publishes the appointment of Manoj George as Nair & Co.s new CEO.

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  IPO Outlook For New Year Uncertain After Rough 2011

Investor’s Business Daily writer Amy Reeves, speakes to Manoj George, CEO of Nair & Co. on the IPO forecast for 2012 and his opinion on the environment for companies planning to go public.

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  Jive's First Day as Public Company a Rocky Ride

Ken Bernhard, Jr., news editor of Portfolio.com talks to Manoj George, CEO of Nair & Co. on the challenges facing companies in the critical post-IPO period.

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  Russia Besieged by Protesters

Ken Rapoza, contributing writer to Forbes magazine, talks to Dr. Shan Nair for his opinion about corruption in Russia.

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  Can Russia's Communist Party Make a Comeback?

Forbes writer Ken Rapoza talks to Dr. Shan Nair's about the politically induced challenges of doing business in Russia.

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  Nair Hires Manoj George as New CEO

The San Jose Business Journal publishes the appointment of Manoj George as Nair & Co.s new CEO.

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  In close race for No.1, Deloitte, PwC grow apace

Fox Business website publishes a Reuters article by reporter Dena Aubin which includes Dr. Shan Nair's comments on PwC and Deloitte's growth strategies.

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  In close race for No.1, Deloitte, PwC grow apace

The Huffington Post publishes Reuters article by reporter Dena Aubin which includes Dr. Shan Nair's comments on PwC and Deloitte's growth strategies.

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  In close race for No.1, Deloitte, PwC grow apace

Reuters reporter Dena Aubin takes Dr. Shan Nair's opinion on accountign firms- PwC and Deloitte's aggressive growth strategies.

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  Russia Plagued by Corruption Perception

Forbes contributor Kenneth Rapoza's article on the state of affairs in Russia includes Dr.Shan Nair's insights and experience with beuracracy while working with clients in Russia.

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  Regulation Raises The Risk For Global Subsidiaries

Operating subsidiaries in foreign countries is creating such regulatory complexity that many companies may have to reassess how they operate overseas. Journalist Erik Sherman of Corporate Secretary spoke to Dr. Shan Nair for his views on the regulatory complexities invloved for companies looking to expand their business overseas.

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  Top Five Compliance Issues for Businesses Expanding to Brazil

Corporate Compliance Insights features Dr. Shan Nair's article on the top compliance issues to deal with while doing business in Brazil.

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  Fukushima: Chernobyl Redux?

TIME interviews Dr. Shan Nair (a former nuclear scientist) who was part of a panel that advised the European Commission on its response to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, on the parallels between the Chenobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters.

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  Nair Interview About Safety of Nuclear Power Plants

Dr. Shan Nair speaks with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television about the safety of nulear plants during Japan's Fukushima nuclear crisis.

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  Fukushima: The Salt Problem

Time Magazine's Eben Harrel writes about the serious complications arising out of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The article includes Dr. Shan Nair's (a former nuclear scientist) views on the build-up of salt in the reactors and whether it's a cause for worry.

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  The Rise And Rise Of FCPA

Business Insider writer Lisa Lacy focuses on why companies need to take the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act seriously.

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  Mexico's Uphill Struggle

Global Finance magazine spoke to Dr. Shan Nair for his views on the effects of the recession on Mexico's banking sector.

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  10 Q's: Nair & Co. CFO John Sullivan

CFO World sits down with Chief Finance Officer, John Sullivan to discuss the biggest challenges currently faced by CFOs and other aspects of his work at Nair & Co.

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  Analysis: NYSE-Deutsche Dutch move highlights tax incentives

A Reuters report on Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext's move to the Netherlands sparks a debate on tax havens and the international tax system.

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  Corporate Accountability

BNA Magazine published excerpts of Shan's views on what companies need to do in light of increased scrutiny and enforcement actions by regulators targeting potential violators of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in recent years.

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  Letter Of Intent? In China, It’s Just A Piece Of Paper

Dr. Shan Nair and other panelists discuss what it takes to do business in Asia at the DowJones FastTech Conference 2010 at Redwood City, CA

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  Shan Nair: Back on Top

Martin Desmarasis from IndUS Business Journal in Conversation with Shan Nair explores the entreprenuer's vision for his booming services business.

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  Nair: Handling The Complexities Of A Global Business

Silicon Valley Watcher's Tom Foremski interviews CEO Shan Nair on handling the complexities of a global business.

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  Dig For Those Dollars

Investor's Business Daily Features Dr. Shan Nair. Sonja Carberry speaks to Dr. Shan Nair, co-founder of Nair & Co., on what it takes to dig for those dollars. In 1994, Shan Nair spotted a way to make money by helping other people make money. The U.K.-based native of India saw promising companies struggling to set up shop in foreign countries.

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  MergerMarket Interviews CEO Dr. Shan Nair

Founded in 1994, Nair & Co provides business support services for the back office functions of mid-sized enterprises, including services related to tax, finance, legal and human resources, according to the company. Monique Lewis speaks to Dr. Shan Nair as the company mulls first acquisition; eyes entry in Australia and Brazil.

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  Under Scrutiny: India in focus as IRS widens its range for targeting offshore accounts

The waves created last year when the U.S. Department of Justice targeted Swiss banking giant UBS for helping individuals evade American taxes with offshore accounts has rippled onto the shores of India. Early this summer, it was reported the Justice department and the Internal Revenue Service turned their eyes toward the subcontinent with letters to HSBC Holdings Plc clients suspected of failing to disclose offshore bank accounts in India. Martin Desmarais quotes Nair & Co. CEO Dr. Shan Nair on increasing focus by IRS on offshore accounts

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  Asian News International: A nuclear scientist turned accountant gets Bharat Samman

Sanjay Kumar from Asian News International interviews Dr. Shan Nair, co-founder of Nair & Co., after he was award the “Bharat Samman”; a prestigious award presented each year to 20 prominent Indian expatriates.

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  TiECon East: Downward Economic Rollercoaster Has Opportunity For Businesses

A Fortune 500 company may collapse overnight. A multi-million dollar account may evaporate in the blink of an eye and an honest looking old man may turn out to be the biggest crook. When the economy is taking a ride on a downward rollercoaster, anything can take a sudden sharp turn. But to Dr. Shan Nair, one thing hasn't changed - the world is still flat. And he says it only has one way to go-getting flatter. Rong Xiooqing interviews Dr. Shan Nair, co-founder of Nair & Co., for TieCon East Magazine.

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  Companies Doing Business in China Get Two New Taxes in 2011

Dr. Shan Nair, co-founder of Nair & Co. speaks on how the 21st century is redefining the way world’s work is done. Nothing is truer than the emergence of powerful markets outside the United States and the fiercely stringent and demanding regulatory environments that come with them. Corporate governance has crept into Middle Eastern boardrooms as a critical enterprise, and compliance experts are suddenly the new poster boys of recruiters and hiring managers in Europe. As employers around the world face a talent crunch for accounting and finance professionals, the time is ripe for the emergence of a truly global work force—people who are talented and can accomplish anything, anywhere. We are talking about economies with massive accounting needs and tax and compliance regulations Byzantine enough to challenge the Rubik’s cube.

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  IndiaWest: Dr. Shan Nair Among Nine Indian Americans Honored for Contributions to Business

Dr. Shan Nair, co-founder of Nair & Co., is among the nine prominent Indian Americans among 50 people of Asian origin who were honored by the Asian American Business Development Center for their contributions to the field of business. The annual awards event highlights the contributions of Asian American businesses to the economy and recognize senior-level corporate executives for their outstanding achievements and leadership.

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  Financial Services Journal: Outsourcing—The New Pitfalls To Avoid

Even the most resilient strategic planners are not immune to dangers of a business left exposed by a third-party supplier - and as countries change their regulatory frameworks, exposures in Intellectual Property laws can threaten competitive advantage with the risk of data leaks becoming more significant and frequent. There can never be a 100% bullet-proof plan for ensuring the security of an overseas operation, but there is always a risk-minimisation approach, especially when outsourcing core business and Information Technology processes. Dr. Shan Nair, co-founder Nair & Co., speaks on the legal snags in data privacy, Intellectual Property and more.

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  IndiaJournal: Shan Nair Bags 2008 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award

Dr. Shan Nair was named the recipient for the 2008 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award, presented by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC). The awards honor Asian American entrepreneurs and executives with great achievements in business nationwide. In an interview with India Journal, Nair reacting to the award said he felt deeply honored to be selected among so many outstanding Asian Americans.

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  The Indian Express: Dr. Shan Nair on the Indo-US Nuclear Agreement

Dr. Shan Nair, co-founder of Nair & Co., is an Oxford University trained PhD nuclear physicist. He was one of the two UK technical experts assisting the European Commission on its post-accident risk assessment of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In an interview with Sujeet Rajan, Nair talks about why he was never in favor of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, what India needs to do to address its energy concerns, and if the ‘death’ of the nuke deal could prove to be a deterrent in community efforts to bolster ties between the two countries.

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  NRI Global Summit Spotlights Hot Sectors In Downturn

Industry leaders from across the globe came together Saturday, October 24, to honor notable Indian achievers and discuss political and commercials trends affecting India and the U.S. at the annual NRI Global Summit 2009. Over 250 entrepreneurs and venture capitalists packed the India Community Center in Milpitas, CA.

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  Fortune Magazine Top 100 Outsourcing Company

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) fourth annual ranking of the world's best outsourcing services providers shines the spotlight on an industry that is still robust despite the global recession. To make it to the list, companies were judged not just on the size of their revenues, workforce, and global presence, but also on customer satisfaction and their approach to corporate social responsibility. Nair & Co. was named a top 100 international outsourcing service provider (IAOP) based on its balanced performance.

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  Nair & Co. Brochure

Nair & Co. protects you overseas with an integrated solution for HR, Finance, Tax and Legal. Having the ease of one firm providing your HR, Finance, Tax and Legal services saves you time, money and takes the stress out of your overseas expansion. Our one point of contact means your solution is delivered consistently and in a streamlined manner that allows you to focus on building your business, while we focus on minimizing your liabilities. Being SAS70 Type II certified, Nair & Co. prides itself on being the gold standard in quality and control for your international expansion.

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  Global Work + Global Travel = Global Hassles

Visas/Work Permits are not always simple; avoid delays and penalties by planning ahead.

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  Outsourcing to a Vendor: Risky or Rewarding?

It’s all about how you assess the vendor’s knowledge, credibility and value.

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  Terminating Jobs Overseas?

You could be exposed to hefty severance liabilities, if you don’t plan ahead.

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  NRI Achievers Magazine

The quintessential new age achiever- Dr. Shan Nair. A former nuclear research scientist; a reining great entrepreneur… Dr. Shan Nair’s contributions to the field of science and technology as well as business, remain both unique and constructive as they place him in the league of some of the most reputed and successful Indians around the world.

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  Surviving the Global Meltdown

Find out what governments worldwide are doing to help companies save taxes and minimize job cuts.

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  Outsource Your Business, Not Your Peace of Mind

An outsourcing partner comes with much more than just a vendor-buyer contract, choose carefully.

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  Key International Deadlines: 2009 Calendar

With the U.S. economy showing a substantial slump, your international operations and sales will become even more important. If you are setting up or have existing legal entities abroad, here are a few deadlines you should remember. These are all based on an assumed year end of December 31, 2008.

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  Don't Throw Away Your Profits

Keeping track of tax rules and timely compliance can mean valuable savings.

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  Tricky Benefit Packages Can Create Complications Overseas

Learn how to avoid issues when hiring an employee internationally.

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  Funding a Foreign Operation: Simple or Challenging?

If only it were as simple as sending money. When you set up a corporation, you begin funding operations through paid-up capital. Thereafter, many parent companies fund foreign operations by remitting funds as required. These are recorded as loans in the subsidiary’s books. This is not a problem in most countries but let’s look at some of the different regulations around the globe to give you a sample of the challenges you may face.

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