Global Equity Mobility Solution

In an increasingly globalized world, executive compensation decisions must be made with the foresight of employee mobility. The taxation of incentive and equity-based compensation may vary greatly depending on the type of award, the structure of the organization, the tax attributes of the recipient, and their location.

What is BDO Global Equity Mobility Solution

Equity withholding backed by BDO tax knowledge: In an increasingly globalized world, executive compensation decisions must be made with the foresight of employee mobility. The taxation of incentive and equity-based compensation may vary greatly depending on the type of award, the structure of the organization, the tax attributes of the recipient, and their location.

BDO’s Global Equity Mobility Solution (GEMS) is an automated tool that helps companies avoid risk and consider tax-saving opportunities when designing cross-border incentive compensation. By combining transaction data and travel information, GEMS provides real-time calculations of tax withholdings for an organization’s mobile employees. GEMS calculates payroll withholding using marginal, maximum rates, but can also calculate based on individual year-to-date earnings.

Companies that fail to accurately withhold taxes on incentive compensation subject themselves to a time-consuming and expensive correction process. BDO’s end-to-end solution combines tax and employee data, streamlined technology, and award-winning service to help companies comply with onerous regulatory requirements.

Key features

  • Fully automated digital approach or a service-led approach using our equity specialists
    Sourcing calculations based on real-time data and current tax rules
  • Payroll withholding and Social Security calculations executed in real time
  • Electronic links to brokers, payroll, and equity administration
  • Funding directly from brokers to cover share sales and withholding
  • Extensive global and state-to-state coverage
  • Frequent updates with changes to tax law and practice
  • We also integrate with existing software platforms. BDO teamed up with Equus Software to provide and maintain global tax logic for the software leader’s EquityPro solution. Listen to this complimentary BDO and Equis webinar to learn more.

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