Hong Kong Chapter
Business travel – are we there yet?
Murray Sarelius, Principal, International Executive Services - KPMG
Murray is a partner with KPMG in Hong Kong where he specialises in international tax issues associated with global mobility. Joining KPMG in Wellington, New Zealand in1995, Murray has worked in Wellington, Auckland, London and Hong Kong. He has a background in Financial Services corporate tax and M&A until 2002, and he has led the New Zealand International Executive Services team from 2003 to 2013.
Murray has over 20 years experience advising multinational corporations, high net worth individuals and early-stage growth businesses on tax matters related to international investment and global mobility. Murray's approach to tax advice is that, while advice has to be technically robust, it must be relevant and pragmatic. He sees his role as supporting clients in their business and helping them to meet their obligations to the countries that host their businesses and avoiding unnecessary distractions.
Over the past few years, global mobility has changed progressively but significantly. We have seen a move away from expensive, tax-equalised, long-term assignments towards more flexible, and sustainable, forms of mobility. At the same time, we have seen a dramatic increase in attention, from regulators and the public, on the tax affairs of multinational companies and high profile individuals.
Against this background of change, one of the most significant challenges faced by a modern global mobility team is managing short term assignees and frequent business travellers.
Murray will consider the direction of travel on matters of compliance and risk management for commuters, rotators and short term assignees - a journey on which some businesses have embarked but many others are yet to commence. The session will focus on the immigration, personal tax and corporate tax issues created by modern mobility, and practical strategies for identifying and managing the risks created around the region for your business.
October 22, 2014
6:30PM - 9:00PM
10 Charter Road
Central Hong Kong
There is no charge for corporate members and there is a US$150 charge per supplier, per person assuming they have a valid Supplier Membership of US$550.
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