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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: October 2015

In this month’s update: Important reminders regarding France, Finland, the UK, Singapore and India. Tax updates   France Proposed introduction of PAYE system for employment income The Ministries of Finances and Budget have recently announced that a Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) tax withholding system will be implemented in France with proposed timings...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: September 2016

In this month’s update: important information from Chile, Greece, Ukraine, Poland, Luxembourg, and more. Tax  Chile Tax changes for stock options The Chilean government has introduced a number of changes to personal and corporate taxation that will be introduced with effect from January 1, 2017. These include amendments to the...

Survival Skills for Equity Compensation Professionals

Pam Ellis, CEP, recently loaned her expertise to a panel discussion at the 21st Annual NASPP Conference on back-to-basics skills for both new and seasoned stock plan administrators. We spoke to her to get the post-panel scoop. Q: Why are survival skills in our industry so useful? A: Our industry...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: November 2015

In this month’s update: Important reminders regarding Belgium and the United States. Tax updates     Belgium   Tax budgets for 2015 and 2016 The Belgian government have recently agreed the 2015 and 2016 budget with measures effective from 1 January 2016, unless Parliament passes them sooner. The highlights are:...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: October 2016

In this month’s update: important information from Vietnam, New Zealand, and Malaysia. Regulatory    Vietnam State Bank of Vietnam have recently issued “Circular 10” On June 29, 2016, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued a circular that came into effect on 13 August 2016. Circular 10 sets out an alternative...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: December 2015

In this month’s update: Important reminders regarding the UK, Sweden, Malaysia, Canada, Brazil and Finland. Tax updates   United Kingdom HMRC release new employee tax advantaged share schemes user manual HMRC have recently published the new Employee Tax Advantaged Share Schemes User Manual (ETASSUM) on their website. There are some...

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Global Regulatory and Tax Update: November 2016

In this month’s update: important information from Ireland, Belgium, and the United States. Tax  Ireland New share-based incentive arrangement for SMEs proposed The Irish Minister of Finance has announced a new share-based incentive arrangement for medium-sized enterprises will be introduced. This arrangement will come into effect in the 2018 budget...

Employee Equity Compensation in China – The SAFE Policy

Employee stock options and equity plans get a lot more complicated when adhering to China’s SAFE policy. But is it worth it? While China continues to flourish economically, its financial regulatory bodies are becoming even more significant in the global market. As companies expand worldwide, more and more international employees...