TRADEOFFS IN OFFSHORE MANUFACTURING

Often, companies desiring to expand into new international markets are at a competitive disadvantage due to tariffs on imported goods.  Sometimes, producing your product in a trade area can provide…

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GETTING YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR AS AN INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATE

I recently attended a panel presentation on recruitment of international candidates.  The panel included an in-house recruiter, a retained search recruiter and an international candidate who had been successfully recruited…

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IRS TARGETING HURTS MORE THAN JUST CONSERVATIVES

Recent news headlines are filled with sensational revelations about alleged IRS targeting of certain conservatively oriented social welfare groups seeking tax exempt status (under IRC Section 501 (c) 4) for…

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WHAT FOREIGN COMPANIES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SALES & USE TAXES WHEN SETTING UP U.S. OPERATIONS

Many of my clients from Europe have knowledge of and experience working with VAT.  As a result they often mistakenly assume, at their peril, that U.S. sales and use taxes…

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BUILDING INTERNATIONAL TAX STRUCTURES

Business decision makers are often perplexed by tax issues, especially international ones.  While “keeping it simple” is often desirable in business the reality is that some aspects of running an…

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TODAY’S EFFECTIVE NON-PROFIT LEADER

We’ve witnessed tremendous change in the world of organizations due to the broad availability of information on the internet and the way specific organizational information is frequently shared via social…

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FOREIGN COMPANIES ENTERING THE US: PAYROLL AND BENEFITS

I am often asked by foreign companies entering the US about how to manage payroll and benefits for employees based in the US.  When starting out in the US,  foreign…

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CROWDFUNDING AND THE NON-PROFIT

Crowd funding is receiving a lot of attention these days, as social media provides new avenues for raising money. More than 450 crowd funding platforms have sprung up in the…

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LOOK BEHIND THE FACADE WITH INTERNATIONAL ACQUISITIONS

The recent announcement of the enormous write-down ($8.8 billion, with a “b”) by Hewlett-Packard in their acquisition of British software company, “Autonomy”, reminds us of the additional care that must…

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FOREIGN COMPANIES AND THE FISCAL CLIFF

I have received numerous phone calls and emails from foreign clients wondering how the legislation will affect their operations. Grand bargain? First a threshold comment on what the legislation is…

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