Actions to Take When Facing a Corporate Action

  How to be an action hero An all-staff email from your CEO arrives in your inbox. Your company has acquired a start-up in New Zealand. You’d gotten a whiff of the action a few months ago, but nothing that seemed concrete. Now the water cooler is abuzz with speculation...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: January 2016

In this month’s update: Important reminders regarding Fiji and Sweden, plus a taste of 2016 tax updates from Argentina to Spain. Regulatory   Fiji   Increase in thresholds requiring approval from the Reserve Bank of Fiji Approval from the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) is required before a resident employee...

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NASPP-Solium Quick Survey: Global ESPP Administration

In July 2016 Solium and the NASPP launched a Global ESPP quick survey to NASPP members. Solium was interested in digging deeper into perceptions and trends in relation to local tax qualified share plans. Download the PDF to find out more!   Download now

The Top 5 Dos and Don’ts of Equity Plan Communications

Hands-on communications are key You know that equity compensation is a great tool to reward, retain and recruit a talented workforce. But some companies invest in an equity plan without getting the employee participation and enthusiasm they hope for. Stock plan administrators may rack their brains trying to figure out...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: February 2016

In this month’s update, important information about Argentina, Brazil, Curaçao, Japan, Luxembourg, Slovakia and the UK, plus upcoming filing deadlines. Tax    Argentina   Exchange controls Following its recent election, the new government in Argentina has announced plans to ease the restrictions on foreign exchange that were introduced in 2011...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: March 2017

In this month’s update: important tax and regulatory information from over 25 countries.  Australia The Budget Repair Levy is set to expire The Budget Repair Levy (which added 2% to the maximum tax rate) expires on the 1st of July 2017. This will reduce the maximum income tax from 47% to...

10 Ways to Revive a Lagging ESPP – Strategies for US Plans

Get the lowdown on quick-sales, look-backs and resets The time is right to give your ESPP a lift So, your ESPP is in a slump. When your company set up the plan, it likely did so to recruit, retain and reward employees, which are all great objectives. Broad-based ESPPs can...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: March 2016

In this month’s update, important information about the Scotland, Ukraine, Turkey and the EU. Tax   United Kingdom   Scotland income tax rates On 16 December 2015 the Scottish Parliament announced that it had set the Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) with effect from 6 April 2016 at 10%. From...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: April 2017

In this month’s update: important information from Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, and more. Regulatory    Indonesia Personal Data Protection – New Regulation The Minister of Communication and Informatics has issued new regulation on Personal Data Protection in Electronic Systems (Data Protection Regulation), which became effective on December 1, 2016. The...

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Global Tax and Regulatory Update: March 2015

In this month’s update: Important reminders regarding Hong Kong, Japan, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, The Philippines and Vietnam. This regular feature is prepared by Solium GSP, Solium’s  tax and regulatory consulting service. Regulatory updates   New Zealand Changes to the online Disclose registration A new online Financial Markets Conduct...