Collecting, compiling, analyzing, and reporting worldwide compensation for globally mobile employees can be an arduous process. Given the technical requirements, logistics, and time constraints of reporting, a solid understanding of the requirements and practical approaches to meeting them is critical.

This document will provide common questions and answers regarding technical requirements, practical approaches, and recommendations to improve processes. These questions include:

  • Why is it necessary for an International Assignment Program Administrator to interact with the Payroll Department?
  • Can we use an earlier cutoff date for reporting various compensation elements for mobile employees?
  • What is a split payroll, and why would it be utilized?
  • What is imputed income?
  • Why do we sometimes include per diems in income?
  • What actions can a program administrator take to anticipate and eliminate year-end payroll related problems the mobile employee might have before they occur?
  • What are the “hot issues” for short-term assignment payroll of which I should be aware of?

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